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September 22, 2010 Vol. 56 Number 1 

HCERA results in dropped classes for CLU students 

Xavier Walton 
Staff Writer 

The Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 20 1 0, 
which was signed on March 30 
by President Barack Obama, 
has affected many students 
throughout the country during 
the opening weeks of the 2010- 
2011 academic year. 

The legislation requires all new 
federally funded educational 
student loans to go through the 
Direct Loan Program, which is 
operated by the U.S. Department 
of Education. 

This ended the process of 
the federal government giving 
subsidies to private banks to 
give out federally insured loans 
through the Federal Family 
Educational Loan Program. 

FFELP no longer exists. Loans 
will be administered directly by 
the Department of Education 
and originated by the university's 
Financial Aid Office. 

"It is our first priority to make 
sure that all students are ready 
to go for the year," said Evelyn 

New money: Financial Aid starts the j 

Garcia, financial aid counselor. 

Switching to the Direct Loan 
Program requires changes to the 
administrative software systems 
and student publications and 
necessitates additional staff 

Many returning students and 

Photo by Bel 

- with a new office and a new policy for student loans. 

parents who had previously 
borrowed federal education loans 
through private lenders must start 
from scratch by submitting new 
documentation and promissory 
notes direcdy to the US. 
Department of Education, 
This change in legislation 

became an inconvenience for 

many federally aided students 
as they needed to complete new 

"I filled out all the paperwork, 
and I still received an e-mail 
saying I was going to be dropped 
from my classes," CLU senior 

Caitlin Scott said. 

An e-mail was sent out on Sept. 
6, warning those students who 
had not yet completed the loan 
process that their classes would 
be dropped if they did not do so 
by noon on Sept. 10. 

"I thought to myself, this can't 
be true, but sure enough they 
were not kidding," sophomore 
Jayvaughn Nettles said. "I didn't 
realize how much I enjoy being 
here until it actually reached the 
point where I was only hours away 
from having my classes dropped." 

In the midst of these federal 
changes, Heidi Granger was hired 
as the director of Financial Aid to 
assure compliance and adherence 
to all laws and policies. 

"Financial Aid was helpful; they 
gave me an extension," Nettles 
said. "They were willing to answer 
any of my questions and gave me 
possible solutions." 

Scott's loan documentation was 
completed, and she was reinstated 
to her classes. 

Across the nation, institutions 
are adjusting to the new 


ASCLUG Election Results 

Freshman Senator: 

Lindsay Bowden 

- Hilary Glossbrenner 
Andre Andoyan 
Carlos Ugarte 

Sophomore Senator: 

Alissa Quon 

Katie Glynn 
Senior Senator: 

- McKenzie Hurick 

- Spencer Steele 

- Kristen Luna 
Commuter Senator: 

- Monique Villalobos 
Programs Board representative: 

- Benjamin Melano 

- Kelsey Botwinick 

- Shakivla Todd 

- Samantha Childs 
Programs Board representative: 

- Colleen Carpenter 
Senior Programs Board 

- Amanda Davidson 
Programs Board representative: 

- Maria Melendez 
Transfer Programs Board 

- Jen Ergermeier 

There is a run-off election for 
sophomore senator and transfer 
senator on Sept. 21. 

Groundbreaking kicks off new football stadium 

$8.9 million 
facility expected to 
open in fall 20 11 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

After nearly five decades of 
playing in Mt. Clef Stadium, 
CLU will begin construction 
on a brand new athletic facility 
and art gallery that will become 
the new home of the Kingsmen 
football team. 

Faculty members, players and 
alumni gathered outside of the 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness Cen- 
ter to witness the groundbreak- 
ing of the new stadium, which 
will be called the William Rol- 
land Stadium. 

A handful of speakers, includ- 
ing California Lutheran Uni- 
versity President Chris Kim- 
ball, head football coach Ben 
McEnroe and William Rolland 
himself, talked about their ex- 
citement for the future of CLU 

"This new stadium represents 
CLU's continual growth. We're 
seeing all these new state of the 

art facilities, such as Trinity 
Hall, the Swenson Center and 
the Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center," McEnroe said. "Now is 
the perfect time for our stadium 
to catch up." 

The new stadium will benefit 
the university in several ways. 
It will allow CLU to host NCAA 
playoff games, which has never 
been possible due to the current 
stadium's limited seating. 

It will also give the football 
program an extra edge in re- 
cruiting higher quality talent in 
the future. 

In addition to the football 
facility, the stadium will also 
house an art gallery. 

Rolland, a former firefighter 
and real estate developer, spoke 
about his belief in the impor- 
tance of giving back to the com- 
munity that he loves. 

"I'm so blessed and thank- 
ful to be alive today. If there 
is anything that working as a 
firefighter taught me, it is giv- 
ing back," Rolland said. "This is 
definitely a worthy cause." 

The construction of William 
Rolland Stadium will further 
the university's already ongoing 
progress to expand. 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographa 
Diggin' In: Community members make way for multimillion dollar stadium 

This new facility will cost ap- 
proximately $8.9 million and is 
expected to be completed by fall 

Some have speculated that the 
university does not yet have the 
means to pay for this new sta- 
dium, even after Rolland's gen- 
erous donation of $5.45 million. 
According to McEnroe, these 
rumors are not necessarily true. 

"Like many previous projects 
on campus, when we were ini- 
tially handed back the estimate 
for William Rolland Stadium, it 
was over budget," he said. "This 
doesn't mean we can't afford it. 

We are addressing this issue." 

Upon the completion of Wil- 
liam Rolland Stadium, CLU will 
have yet another architectural 
piece that will become a source 
of pride for the university. 

It is the hope of many that, 
along with the new stadium, a 
wider variety of players will be 
attracted to CLU and the foot- 
ball program. 

This stadium will also create 
a larger Kingsmen fan base and 
bring in new visitors who can 
appreciate the art gallery and 
the football games simultane- 

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September 22, 2010 


CLU welcomes 19 new faculty members 

As enrollment and 
programs of study 
increase, more 
professors hired 


atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

With faculty positions open 
on campus and the largest 
enrollment CLU has ever seen, 
19 new faculty members were 
hired to help fill the open 
positions and accommodate a 
large population of students. 

Since the hiring of the new 
faculty members, a rumor has 
been circulating about some 
faculty being fired last year, but 
according to Provost Leanne 
Neilson, this is completely 

As of last year three faculty 
members retired, four left for 
other job opportunities and 
seven new jobs were created 
to help with an increase in 

The graduate psychology 
program gained three faculty 
members due to the growth 
of the program as well as the 
doctorate program that was just 

On top of this, the ADEP 
director position went from 
part-time to full-time, and a 

Photo Courtesy of CLU University Relations 

Fresh faces: New staff members are adjusting to the daily routine at California Lutheran University. 

position was created to guide 
a new major in religion and 

Colleen Windham-Hughes, 
the newest instructor in 
religion, is excited about her 
time at CLU as well as the new 

"I am especially excited about 
the new major in theology and 
Christian leadership, and I 
look forward to accompanying 
students through internships 
that will overlap with their 
dreams and stretch their gifts 
and skills," Windham-Hughes 

Two half-time positions were 
filled in both the College of Arts 
and Sciences and in the School 
of Education. 

Valerie Miller, a newly hired 

professor of the theater arts, 
is one of the 19 new faculty 
members on campus. 

She earned her associate's 
degree at the Fashion Institute 
of Design and Merchandise 
and then went on to get her 
bachelor's degree and master's 
degree in costume design. 

"I have always wanted to teach, 
and this opportunity here at 
CLU came at the right moment 
in my career," Miller said. 

"I spent a few years in 
England, but Thousand Oaks 
is my hometown, so I feel my 
being here is a great way to serve 
my community and practice my 

California Lutheran University 
also added five new full-time 
visiting faculty positions that 

were created for this year and 
are new to this fall semester. 

"We added these positions 
during the summer in order to 
cover the large enrollment this 
fall," Neilson said. 

This opportunity here at 
CLU came at the right 
moment in my career... ." 

Valerie Miller 
Theater Arts Professor 

The search for new faculty 
began in September 2009, and 
applicants were chosen through 
an exacting process. 

A group of five to six faculty 
members reviewed applicants 

based on a specific format for 
each type of job. 

During this process, applicants 
must then go through a series of 
interviews including a phone 

"After the phone interview, 
they select three finalists to 
come to campus for one to two 
days of interviews," Neilson 
said. "The interview process 
also includes a teaching 
demonstration, in which 
students complete a rating sheet 
to provide their feedback." 

The candidates then meet 
with the dean, provost and 
the president of CLU for an 

"The dean, provost and 
president all have an opportunity 
to interview each candidate 
and provide their feedback to 
the search committee," Neilson 

The final applicants were 
chosen in the spring and began 
in the fall semester. 

Miller, who is looking forward 
to the upcoming production 
of "The Cherry Orchard" in 
November, is adjusting well to 
her new life at CLU. 

"I was already familiar with 
the people and the campus for 
the most part since I worked 
for the Kingsmen Shakespeare 
Festival this summer," Miller 
said. "I've just been glad to get 
to know the students and the 
other professors." 

Critics question if LEED technology delivers on its green promises 

With Swenson, 
CLU invests in 


ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

Construction is making a 
breakthrough with LEED 
technology being incorporated 
into the new Swenson Center at 

LEED stands for Leadership 
in Energy and Environmental 
Design and is a program 
designed to reduce energy 
consumption and promote 
sustainable features in 


LEED construction is an 
effort to be more eco-friendly 
and create a more sustainable 

However, some people believe 
LEED certification fails to live 
up to its promises. 

A report by National Public 
Radio quoted experts who say 
some LEED-certified buildings 

perform while others do not. 

"LEED awards certification 
before the energy savings are 
proved," said Henry Gifford, an 
energy efficiency expert. 

Many just assume the 
technology will be effective. 

"LEED is a force to be reckoned 
with in the construction world," 
NPR reporter Franklyn Carter 

California Lutheran 

University used this new LEED 
technology in building the 
Swenson Center. 

From naturally ventilated 
hallways and lobbies to a 
thermostat that only allows a 
change from 70 to 74 degrees 
Fahrenheit, it seems as though 
this new building is holding up 
to its energy-saving purpose. 

CLU Facilities can monitor 
everything that goes on in the 
building through a computer. 

They know if the air 
conditioning is not working or 
if it is not cooling at the correct 

With this technology, they 
are able to see the cooling 

trends over the span of a couple 
days and ensure everything is 
constantly running smoothly. 

"There's some way-out 
technology that people are 
trying to put out there. 
Swenson doesn't have way- 
out technology," said Valerie 
Crooks, senior project manager 
at CLU. "We would have built 
this building, anyway." 

She thinks there are good 
elements in LEED technology 
and wishes to continue them 
in future projects around the 

By the looks of it, the Swenson 
Center is standing up to what it 
was orginally designed to do. 

"All of the items that make 
it LEED certified, like the 
windows, the lights, fostering 
recycling for the recycle 
program and the refillable spot 
for water bottles show that we 
care about the environment," 
said CLU communication 
professor lean Sandlin, who has 
an office in the Swenson Center. 

She could not even believe a 
study found LEED certification 

as ineffective. 

"Everything worked out the 
way it was supposed to," Crooks 
said. "We haven't had any 
complaints, which is amazing." 

Crooks showed no hesitation 
at the thought of carrying 
on with this energy-saving 
technology into future projects 
on the CLU campus. 

The university will also be 
adding an informational kiosk 
in the east lobby of the Swenson 
Center for anyone who has 
questions about the building. 

It is a way for students to get 
involved and learn about how 
they can make a difference 
with this new concept of LEED 

The Swenson Center itself is 
effectively conserving energy 
and being sustainable, but 
everyone on campus can take 
part in the process. 

Students can recycle and refill 
their water bottles among other 
things, so this building will 
continue to prove that LEED 
certified technology was the 
way to go. 

What LEED features.. 

• Automatic hand dryers 

• 1.5 liter trash bins 

• Automatic lights 

• Recycling program 

• Pre-set thermostats 

• Refutable water station 
. Natural ventilation 

• Operable windows 

LEED facts: 

- In Washington, LEED is the 

- LEED focuses on noise 
quality, so it is quiet inside 
and outside of classrooms. 

- Fourteen federal depart- 
ments and agencies, 34 states 
and over 200 local govern- 
ments currently encourage 
or require buildings to be 
LEED certified. 

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September 22, 2010 

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NEWS - Page 3 



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Dorms overflow with new students 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 

Five to a room: Freshmen Alyssa Stringer and Elessandria Smith hang 
out in their crowded Afton dorm. 

We are now online! 

Students cope 
with living five to 
a room in certain 
residence halls 


achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

The class of 2014 is the largest 
freshman class CLU has ever 

The overwhelming population 
of students has sparked an 
untrue rumor across campus 
regarding on-campus housing. 

The Afton Hall dorms on 
California Lutheran University's 
campus are designed to house 
four people. 

With the overflow of students 
this year, CLU has added 
another person to the already 
cramped quarters. 

However, the rumor that has 
been circulating around campus 
that students are being housed 
in local hotels and apartments 
due to the lack of available dorm 
rooms has proven false. 

Student Life is working hard to 
accommodate students living in 
Afton Hall, where students are 
currently living five to a dorm, 
by giving them an incentive if 
housing is not found for them 
after Sept. 17. 

The overcrowding of residence 
halls for future CLU students 
still remains a concern. 

"We want to make sure that 

every student gets their first 
or second choice hall with the 
roommates he or she would 
like to live with," said Christine 
Paul, associate director of 
Student Life. 

CLU is working to 
accommodate student requests 
and making sure all students are 
happy with on-campus housing. 
Students and residential 
assistants differ in their opinion 
on the overpopulation of 

"I'm not happy with CLU 

housing this year. I think some 

~ j common 

VV sense needs to 

Ini not be used. If you 

happy with have more 

CLU housing students, you 

this year.... add more 

If you have housing," 

more said Marquis 

students, add Johnson, who 

more currently lives 

housing..." in Potenburg 

Marquis Johnson Hall. "I 

Junior don't think 

it's fair not 

to let more students reside off 


Potenburg Hall was once home 
to primarily sophomores. 

Johnson, however, is a junior 
who did not get either his first 
or second choice of living halls. 
While Johnson is stuck in 
a dorm that is intended to 
house sophomores, some 
underclassmen are living in the 
nicer, newer dorms like Trinity 
and Grace Hall. 

Johnson also tried to live off 
campus but found the process 
too time-consuming and 

Even with the inflation of 
students, CLU still expects 
students to live on campus for 
three years and requires an 
application to live off campus. 

Both students and parents 
find the paperwork process a 

"We are planning to change 
some deadlines and possibly 
institute priority deadlines to 
help better manage demand for 
housing," said Melinda Roper, 
director of Student Life. 

Some students enjoy having 
more people on campus and are 
most concerned about the lack 
of available parking spaces for 
residential students. 

Even commuter students 
complain about the crowded 
streets that are designated for 
them to park along. 

"I think it is so exciting that 
CLU has so many more students 
this year. I do not think that 
housing is necessarily the 
problem," said senior Danielle 
Harms. "I believe the main 
concern lies within the lack of 
parking spaces, which can be 
frustrating to all staff, students 
and residents." 

As CLU continues to expand 
its campus, many residents 
question how Residence Life 
will accommodate student 
housing and crowded parking 
problems in the future. 

CLU welcomes back students 

Travelers share 
their experiences 
from abroad 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

Several CLU students and 
alumni, who have studied abroad 
in places as far as Washington 
D.C., Greece and Uruguay, 
gathered in the Lundring Events 
Center on Sept. 8 for a reception 
to discuss their experiences and 

"This reception is always 
a great opportunity to see 
the students after they have 
come back," said Lisa Loberg, 
director of the study abroad 
program at California Lutheran 
University. "It also gives them 
an opportunity to promote 
studying abroad to others." 

CLU senior Sylvia Montano 
traveled to Barcelona, Spain, but 
throughout her journey she also 
had the chance to visit France, 
Italy, Ireland, Amsterdam and 

She is currently a mentor for 
the Study Abroad Center. 

"It was such a great experience," 
Montano said. "Everything 
from living with a host family to 
going to the soccer games where 
the entire stadium would sing 

songs and hymns together." 

CLU students can travel 
abroad to almost any country 
for a semester, a summer or an 
entire year. 

They also have the option 
of taking classes that meet 
different requirements for 
various majors. 

Erin Hacker said she enjoyed 
the classes she took while 
studying in London. 

"I found the teachers to be very 
open, and I loved the overall 
culture there," Hacker said. 

The Study Abroad Center 
promotes their programs by 
emphasizing that studying in 
foreign countries can provide 
a student with several different 

Students are always welcome 
to stop by the center, located 
across from the cafeteria, if 
they have any questions or are 
interested in the Study Abroad 

They often hold information 
sessions for curious students 
and those who just want 
additional information. 

The Study Abroad Center 
promotes that not only is it 
an educational and beneficial 
experience for students, but that 
it is also a chance for them to 
gain international knowledge, 
meet new people and live in 
foreign environments while 
adjusting to new ways of life. 

Steaks and chicken breasts are marinated and 

Rice and beans cooked daily without lard 

Fresh salsas and guacamole made every day 

One block from CLU! 

365 Avenida de los Arboles 493- 1033 


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September 22, 2010 





' • Going Global: From Norway to the 

U.S.A. and Beyond - Stefan Dahlkvist 

5:30 p.m. Lundring Events Center 
_£2 • The Tournies Festival - 'Coco avant 

7 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 
• Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 

• Corporate Leaders Breakfast 

7:30 a.m. Ronald Reagan Presidential 
Library and Museum 








_Q The Brooklyn Dodgers played 


CD Field. 






OJ • Fall Service Day 

Student Union Building 





• Lord of Life Worship 

6:15 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 


_Q • Hmong Cultural Performance of Martial 
Arts and Dance 

7 p.m. Gilbert Arena 



k_ "A professor is someone who 
i talks in someone else's sleep." 


W.H. Auden 


Next Week: Septembe 

• Career Services Workshop: 

Business Etiquette & How to Stay 
Employed Seminar by Local Author 


Noon Roth-Nelson Room 


• The Reel Justice Film Series 

• The Tournees Festival 

• Chinese Moon Festival Concert 

• Club Lu: Dodger Game 

The calendar is now online! 

Visit to see the 
online version of this calendar. 

Do you have an event to submit to the Echo*. 

E-mail date, time, location and contact information to 

AllThinesCLU 1' 1 1 





I. Graduates and former students or a CLU hall 

3. A building on a college campus dedicated to social and 
organizational activities of the student body 

6. Stately, splendid or a female CLU student 

7. A building where chickens are kept or, in CLU's case, 
where offices and classes are 

10. The union of three persons in one divine being or a CLU 
residence hall 

II. A center, a multi-vitamin or a CLU cafe 

13. A boulevard, a ridge near campus and a CLU residence hall 



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2. A German monk and professor of theology that initiated the 
Protestant Reformation 


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5. A large farm used to raise crops or animals and what CLU 

land used to be 
8. A traditional, low rank in the British army or a male CLU student 


9. Relating to Norway, Sweden and Finland. Also, a cultural center 

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on CLU's campus 
12. A green clay humanoid figure from American television or a 
beloved CLU statue 



September 22, 2010 

the Echo 

Page 5 


CLU's enrollment rises despite climbing tuition and weak economy 

L m y Price ,ion remains unanswered: why ties in his home state of Washing- er schools as it continues to offer study or student loans 
Staff Writer pay the steep tuition price in a ton. a ».,m„, ™„„„, ~f c :.i -n L iL . ', .. 

illy Price 
I Staff Writer 

Our country has been in an 
economic crisis for nearly two 
years now. This has been reflected 
in many universities as tuition 
skyrockets at many state-funded 
public universities, as well as at 
many private schools. 

Yet as people are struggling to 
make ends meet, CLU— a school 
with tuition over $30,000 — is see- 
ing an increased number of stu- 
dents apply and enroll than in 
past years. 

California Lutheran University 
has significantly increased the 
number of students in attendance 
over the past several years. 

What's interesting is that this 
influx of students eager to attend 
CLU is occurring at a time when 
our country is in the biggest eco- 
nomic downturn since the Great 

Many students are choosing 
CLU over other schools in the 
area that would normally be a less 
expensive option. 

CLU has done a consistent job 
of putting itself on the map over 
the last few decades, but the ques- 

tion remains unanswered: why 

pay the steep tuition price in a 

time when many are facing the 

effects of the recession? 

Junior transfer Ashley Prosser, 

rs former 

j , „ student at 

u >» l Santa Mon- 

wouldn t have 

chosen Cal Lu 

if they hadn't 

given me the 

financial aid 

they did." 

Chris Vargas 
Senior transfer 

ica College, 
her last 
minute de- 
cision to 
forgo UC 
San Diego 
and come 
_ to CLU in- 
"I wasn't going to get any schol- 
arships or financial aid from 
UCSD, but at Cal Lu I was able 
to get scholarships and financial 
aid," Prosser said. 

For many students this has been 
a deciding factor when choosing 

"I probably wouldn't have cho- 
sen Cal Lu if they hadn't given me 
the financial aid that they did," 
senior transfer student Chris Var- 
gas said. 

Vargas chose to transfer to CLU 
last fall over two public universi- 

ties in his home state of Washing- 

He explained that the small 
class sizes and an opportunity to 
play golf also played an impor- 
tant role in his decision to attend 

CLU is standing out among oth- 

er schools as it continues to offer 
a generous amount of financial 
assistance to students. 

More than 80 percent of CLU 
students receive some kind of fi- 
nancial aid, whether it comes in 
the form of gift assistance, such 
as scholarships and grants, work 

study or student loans. 

Though the cost of attending 
CLU is high, students are encour- 
aged by the financial assistance 
they receive and by the growing 
reputation that the university has. 

[See ENROLLMENT, page 7] 

Photo by Rebekah Kliewer - Photo Editor 

Hard at work; Monique Boch, operations coordinator of Financial Aid working at her desk 

CLU Creative Media director debuts painting collection 

Michael Lynn Adams channels inspiration from Europe into "Paris~Provence~California" 


ebecca Dominguez 

Staff Writer 

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Michael 
Lynn Adams debuted his collec- 
tion of more than 20 paintings, ti- 
tled "Paris -Provence-California" 
in CLU's Kwan Fong Gallery of Art 
and Culture. 

Students, faculty and other fans 
of Adams were at the reception to 
admire the artworks. 

"Well, this one is my favorite. I 
like the peeling lemon because it 
has a nice Caravaggio lighting ef- 
feet, and the 
WW texture makes 

The funda- me want to 
mental skills eat it," CLU 
are critical student Mike 
for all kinds Mitchell said 

of paint- 
ing, even for 

Michael Adams 

about the 

"Meyer Lem- 
on" painting. 

A recent trip 
to Europe with 
his wife in- 
spired Adams 
to create this 
collection of paintings. 

Adams spent about 10 to 20 
hours on each of the pieces in the 
gallery, which comes to about two 
painting sessions each. 

Adams always works off of the 
fundamentals of art to create his 

"The fundamental skills are criti- 
cal for all kinds of painting, even 
for abstract artists," Adams said. "I 
feel these skills have been lost in 
the past couple decades. It is a bit 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

Contemplating: Sophomore Cody Price checks out the latest display in the Kwan Fong Gallery. 

like needing the fundamentals for 
writing or music: you must know 
the fundamentals for anything." 

Adams' grandfather was his 
greatest influence. His passion for 
art started as a child when he used 
to travel to his grandfathers lake 
house in New York and watch his 
father and grandfather paint using 

The only time Adams would see 
his father paint was when he was 
on vacation at the lake. 

Like his father and grandfather. 

painting is something Adams en- 
joys in addition to his career. 

Adams has a strong tie to CLU 
His father was a drama professor 
at CLU and a well-known figure in 
the local arts community. 

Adams, himself, graduated from 
the university in 1972 with a bach- 
elor's degree in art and has worked 
as the Creative Media director on 
campus for 30 years. 

Although Adams focuses com- 
pletely on his artwork on Fridays 
and weekends, like many other 

artists, he feels as though there is 
never enough time to work on his 

After finishing a painting, Ad- 
ams always self-critiques and ends 
up finding something that can be 
improved or adjusted. 

Adams actively promotes his 
paintings and gallery exhibitions 
with social media websites such as 
Facebook and Twitter. 

Lindsey Carnett, CEO of Mar- 
keting Maven Public Relations and 
CLU alumna, voices her profes- 


Inspiration: Senior Rachel Fergu- 
sen searches for inspiration from 
the paintings. 

sional endorsement of this move. 

"As a marketing professional, I 
recommend ail business owners 
to create a presence online in ad- 
dition to their website and utilize 
social media such as Facebook or 
Twitter to help cultivate an organic 
following and brand loyalty," she 

The paintings will be on dis- 
play through Friday, Oct. 8 in the 
Kwan Fong Gallery, located inside 
the Soiland Humanities Center. 

All paintings displayed in the gal- 
lery, as well as the ones on Adams' 
website, are available for purchase. 

Visit to 
view his other works of art. 

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Being involved factors in students' success 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

Crowds of CLU students 
swarmed the tables in Kingsmen 
Park on Sept. 13 for the bi-annual 
Involvement Fair. 

There were representatives from 
many different student clubs 
and organizations, as well as of- 
fices from 



Fair is one of 
the great ways 
we can expose 
students to 
the host of 
available to 
them on 
Sally Lorentson 
Assistant Director 
of Student Life 



The ob- 
jective of 
this event 
was to 

show all 
the vari- 
ety of ways 
to get in- 
volved on 

"I want 
— — — — ^^^^ t become 
more aware of the simple steps 
it takes to go green," said junior 
Kayla Kilpatrick, president of the 
Sustainability Organization. 

The Sustainability Organiza- 
tion is all about raising student 
awareness. It welcomes anyone 
who is proactive and willing to 
take actions in advocating a more 
sustainable lifestyle on the CLU 
campus and beyond. 

"I signed up for a lot [of clubs]. 
Getting involved is great be- 
cause you get to meet so many 
new people that you would not 
normally meet, and it helps you 
become well-rounded outside 
of academics," sophomore Leah 
Griffith said. 

Other new 
clubs and or- 
also set up 
tables in the 
park, includ- 
ing Poetry 
Slam, the As- 
Club and even 
loshua Aquinde the student 
Senior newspaper 

The Echo. 
The clubs 
and organizations at CLU repre- 
sent diverse interests in academ- 
ics, cultures, sports, hobbies and 
advocacies. They offer many op- 
portunities to lead by example 
and get involved. 

"One of the important roles 
Student Life can play in the ex- 
perience of CLU students is help- 
ing them find their niche at the 
university," said Sally Lorentson, 
assistant director of Student 


College is not 
just about 
but also 
about devel- 
oping as a 

According to Lorentson, Stu- 
dent Life can achieve this goal 
by offering a variety of programs 
and resources, as well as op- 
portunities for students around 
campus to connect with one an- 

"The Involvement Fair is one of 
the great ways we can expose stu- 
dents to the host of opportunities 
available to them on campus," 
she said. 

Lorentson is greatly motivated 
by research findings that indicate 
overall higher academic and so- 
cial success among college stu- 
dents who are actively involved 
in their campus experience. 

Even as a senior, Hanna Hall- 
d6rsdottir does not want to miss 
out on campus activities. 

"I want to take advantage of op- 
portunities before I graduate. I 
signed up for every club remotely 
interesting to get on the e-mail 
lists, see what the clubs are about 
and then decide which ones I 
really want to be a part of," she 

Whether a student is a resident 
or commuter, an upper-classman, 
first-year or transfer, his or her 
participation is valuable in creat- 

ing cohesion in the community. 

Senior Joshua Aquinde is cap- 
tain of the Rugby Football Club, 
vice president of the Kupaa Club 
of Hawaii and a mentor at the 

Study Abroad Center. Being a demies, but also about develop- 
member of many campus clubs, ing as a person. Not only is join- 
he knows the importance of be- ing a club and becoming involved 
ing involved. fun, it also brings more to college 
"College is not just about aca- than just books," Aquinde said. 

Photos by Rebekah Kliewer - Photo Edito 

Spreading the spirit: (From left) Sophomore Angel Oliver , junior Michael Zavala, junior Brittany Walker and 
senior Jen Ramirez promote H20 by performing a dance. 

Camaraderie: First year Matt Redeker talks to seniors Joshua Aquinde 
and Rachel Wolf about the Rugby program as (clockwise from left) 
seniors Colin Mayuga. Mike Michell and Jordan Liebhart look on. 

Discussion: Sophomore Alex Daley talks to Angela Manginelli, 
assistant director of American Institute for Foreign Study. 

September 22, 2010 

the Echo 

FEATURES - Page 7 

Hmong author discusses American Dream in memoir 


enrik Gjertsen 
Staff Writer 

In the Soiland Recreation Cen- 
ter at Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center on Thursday, Sept. 16, 
students had the opportunity to 
listen to Kao Kalia Yang speak 
about her latest book "The Late- 
homecomer: A Hmong Family 

Yang was born in a Ban Vinai 
refugee camp in Northern Thai- 
land and came to the United 
States with her family in 1987 
when she was six years old. 

She and her siblings were raised 
in St. Paul, Minn. 

Throughout her childhood she 
experienced several incidents 
of prejudice, which is a central 
theme in her writings. 

During her speech, Yang shared 
with the audience why writing 
and fighting discrimination give 
her motivation to be a writer. 

"Do not hide your heart; be- 
lieve in the dream of the Ameri- 
can Dream," she said during her 
speech. "Sharing poetry and 
words is what I know, and that is 
why I am here - I believe in the 

American Dream." 

This book, as the title indicates, 
includes the memoirs and expe- 
riences of the Hmong people, an 
Asian ethnic group from coun- 
tries such as China, Vietnam, 
Laos and Thailand. 

These memoirs are also relevant 
to other lives that are part of mi- 
nority groups in America. 

In her book, Yang goes in depth 
into the Hmong experience in 
America by telling stories about 
her family's life in the United 

"In battling discrimination I 
care about people, not the issues 
and opinions. Writing is about 
meeting the world as it is," Yang 

Today she also dedicates her life 
to teaching. 

Yang graduated from Carleton 
College in Minnesota with a 
bachelors degree in American 
studies, women's and gender 
studies and cross-cultural studies. 

She received her masters of fine 
arts degree in creative nonfiction 
writing from Columbia Univer- 
sity in New York City. 

Columbia University's school 

of the arts awarded her the dean's 
fellowship for her work as a writ- 
er and leader in the community. 

Paolo Da Silva, a junior at CLU, 
attended the event and expressed 
gratitude to Yang and to CLU for 
inviting her as a guest speaker. 

"I have read her book three 
times. Its the first book I've read 
more than once," Silva said. "The 
way I look at the world is very 
well reflected in her book, and 
often it is like sharing a similar 

In the end, Yang's book is all 
about creating and experiencing 
memories in life. 

Yang and her older sister found- 
ed Words Wanted, which is an 
agency that assists immigrants in 
writing, translating and conduct- 
ing business services. 

"They teach us that we have 
chosen our lives, that the people 
who we would become we had 
inside of us from the beginning 
and the people whose worlds we 
share, whose memories we hold 
strong inside of us, we have al- 
ways known," Yang said in "The 
Latehomecomer: A Hmong Fam- 
ily Memoir." 

despite cost 

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Sophomore Chad Kimmelshue 
of Chico, Calif., was offered 
similar amounts of financial 
assistance from several other 
private schools he was accepted 
to, but he chose CLU because of 
the location and the appeal of 
smaller class sizes. 

CLU's financial aid office con- 
tinually tries to accommodate 
students and give them the op- 
portunity to attend this school. 

Thus, for some, the cost of at- 
tending CLU can even be a less 
expensive option than attending 
a public university with cheaper 

"I'm really glad I decided to 
come to CLU," Prosser said. 
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September 22, 2010 

Class of 2014: brightest class or best test takers? 

After reading an article located 
on CLU's website titled, "CLU's 
Brightest Freshman Class," I got 
to thinking, just how smart is the 
class of 2014? 

Yes, one thing that is certain is 
the recent increase of students in 
California Lutheran University's 
undergraduate class is due to 
the onslaught of freshmen that 
decided CLU was indeed the 
school of their dreams. 

The information and news ar- 
ticle states that "the freshman 
class is 15 percent larger than 
last year's class. There are 565 
first-year students enrolled. The 
number of new transfer students 
also increased by 1 5 percent 
over last year to a record of 246. 
Transfer applications increased 
by 32 percent this year." 

Many believe the numbers have 
risen due to the generous schol- 
arships that CLU willingly gives 
or the University's inclination to 
wave the application fee of its ap- 

Although this class is indeed 
the biggest, does that solidify the 
claim that it is the brightest? 

Many diverse students from all 
over the United States, as well 
as international students, now 
make-up the undergraduate 
classes at CLU. 

The article states that "CLU will 
have significantly more Latino 
and Asian-American students 
this fall. The freshmen and new 
transfer students come from 23 
states and 19 foreign countries, 
including China, Colombia, 
Denmark, Ethiopia, Myanmar/ 
Burma, Norway and Vietnam." 

However, how does this addi- 
tion to the cultures previously 
witnessed at Cal Lu add to the 
academic climate of the students 
as a whole? 

Maybe the class of 2014 is truly 
one of the smartest classes to 

ever enter CLU's classrooms. 

According to the article, after 
all, "The average grade point 
average and SAT scores of the 
freshman class are the highest 
in CLU's history, and 20 percent 
of the students ranked in the top 
10 percent of their graduating 

Conversely, no matter how se- 
lective CLU claims to be or how 
big and bright this class professes 
they are, only time will tell. 

Percentages in their standard- 
ized tests are high; however, it 
is not a great basis to judge their 
intelligence throughout a college 

Studying at a university and 
taking high school level courses 
are two different things entirely, 
and that is not mentioning the 
stresses of time management, 
peer pressure and the transition 
into adulthood. 

After finals week this semester, 
we'll see if the biggest and bright- 
est class is able to live up to their 
reputation and sincerely prevail 
in a college atmosphere. 

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Most recent tuition increase rankles students and donors 

In a time of a sluggish economy, raising the cost of a CLU education does not sit well with the 
university's stakeholders 


Tuition at California Lutheran 
University continues to rise as the 
economy lingers at a historic low. 
Each year, students receive a 
letter about how much CLU is 
raising their tuition and why they 
have to raise it again. 

The question is whether the 
tuition increase each year is really 
paying off. 

The total tuition and room-and- 
board costs for 2010-2011 are 
$41,580 for the year. 

However, CLU's website has 
added miscellaneous costs as well, 
which totals $46,192 per year. 

This cost includes books, 
transportation, food and extra 

This is a huge sum of money 
for the average college student, 
approximately 18 to 22 years of 
age, to have to pay without already 
having a degree. 

When I was a freshman at CLU, 
tuition was around $38,000 per 
year, and every year since then the 
tuition has risen. 

Due to the high rates of tuition, 
many students, especially with the 
poor economy, have had to drop 
out of school because they are 
unable to pay. 

The stories I have heard over 
the years with these students 
who were unable to pay said they 
sought counsel from CLU to get a 
scholarship to help them with the 
additional payment. 

However, CLU denied them. 
I find it hard to understand that 
CLU would not help them out 
financially when every year the 
school is building new buildings 
and dorms that cost millions of 

During the spring of 2009, when 
I was a sophomore, I started 
working for the Phonathon in the 
Alumni building. 

My job was to call alumni, 
parents and friends of the 
university and ask for donations. 

Making calls during the first 
semester went smoothly, but 
by the fall of 2009, many of my 

I would have to say that 
a large proportion of 
the people, probably 80 
percent or more, have 
said that they declined 
because they cannot 
afford it with the tuition 

declines were from people who 
said they were struggling with 
money and could not donate. 

For spring 2010 and currently 
for fall 2010, I have been a 

Therefore, I have a paper from 
every person who has declined in 
my hands. 

We have all the students write 
down why people are declining. 

I would have to say that a large 
portion of the people, probably 
80 percent or more, have said that 
they declined because they cannot 

afford it with the tuition increase. 

Also, a large portion of those 
people have also responded by 
saying that they are barely getting 
along due to the increase. 

At Biola University, students 
are given the tuition amount as 
incoming freshmen and that is 
the amount each student pays 
every year. 

However, tuition there does 
increase each year for incoming 
freshmen, but those freshmen 
pay the same amount for all four 

Because each student gets a 
set total that never increases, I 
would find it likely fewer students 
drop from their college due to a 
struggle with money. 

I have found the tuition increase 
to be quite difficult, and the only 
way I have found to pay for them 
is by taking out more loans. 

I have really never found any 
part of the tuition increase to help 
me through the college year or 
help anyone for that matter. 

The increase in tuition seems to 
hinder students, never help them. 

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the Echo 

OPINION - Page 9 

No love lost for canceled dance and Christmas Chaos 



Don't be fooled by the 
rumors. Not all the dances have 
been canceled this year, and the 
possibility of having snow at 
midnight madness is still being 

When I first heard that many 
of the dances had been canceled 
for this year, I was shocked. I did 
some investigating and found 
that only the Homecoming 
dance was taken off the roster. 

This makes sense to me. I am 
a senior at California Lutheran 
University and have four years 
of Homecoming experience 
under my belt, so I understand 
the decision to cancel it. 

Throughout the years, 
the stories that precede 
Homecoming are shocking. 

"We canceled the Homecoming 
dance this year because of 
past behavior. Our students 
need a year off and need to 

realize that their actions have 
consequences," said Amanda 
Whealon, senior coordinator for 
Student Programs and Wellness 
at CLU. 

Some students agree with 

"Although it was a select few 
and not the whole student body 
who acted out of hand, there are 
rules for a reason. I have seen 
mixed reactions to the change" 
said Tyler Lee, senior programs 
board representative. 

It makes sense that there would 
be mixed reviews, but if you 
think about it, it saves students 
money, which was probably the 
No. 1 complaint I heard from 
my friends on why they didn't 

Also, the venues were always 
so far from campus. When 
everything was added up, from 
the cost of the tickets, the dress, 
the tuxedo, the car and the 
drinks, it wasn't worth it. 

I think it is a better idea to take 
the money that the school would 
be using on the Homecoming 
dance and use it to make the on- 
campus events even better, such 
as Christmas Chaos or even 

Homecoming week. 

There have been talks that 
during this year's Homecoming 
week, there is going to be a 
comedy night, which will be 
held nearby, so visiting family 
and friends can go and watch 
CLU improv actors, the Up 
Right Citizens Brigade and 
also Comedy Central's Dan 

Luckily for Christmas Chaos, 
the whole night will not be taken 
away, but the snow might be. 

For the same reason the 
Homecoming dance was 
canceled, the snow might be too, 
which I totally agree with. 

Yes, the idea of playing in 
the snow with your friends in 
hot and sunny Thousand Oaks 
sounds like fun. However, the 
idea of getting hit in the face by 
a ball of ice doesn't sound too 
pleasant to me. 

I have witnessed people getting 
bruised and battered while 
attending this and wouldn't 
mind seeing those funds go 
toward something else, such as 
spreading out Christmas Chaos 
for two days instead of one to 
carry on the holiday spirit. 

At the end of the day, although CLU's first welcoming months, 
it does shake the routine of I believe it is time for change. 

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Housing shortage continues to plague students 

The university needs to build more residence halls or admit fewer students; extra bonus points just 
don't cut it 

With more students attending 
CLU this school year than any 
other year, you would think that 
Residence Life would be prepared 
to make sure all students are 
appropriately housed. 

Truthfully, even after students 
have paid their room and board 
fees, some have yet to get what 
they paid for. 

There have been many 
rearrangements made this school 
year in order to get everyone 
appropriately assigned. 

Conejo Hall, which housed 
international students last year, 
has now been converted into a 
dorm for first-year students. 

In addition, the university 
had to allow students to live in 

Kramer again, which looks to 
be its own little secluded area on 
campus with a resident assistant 

There are incidents where five 
students were put in rooms only 
meant to house four people, 
specifically Afton Hall, which is 
now a first-year dorm. 

I spoke to students living in a 
five-person suite, and they made 
it clear that they were not happy 

According to students living 
five to a room, the school has 
offered to give them $50 in 
bonus points in return for their 
"unfortunate living situation." 

How does giving the students 
$50 dollars really help them out 
with their situation? 

Instead of the school giving 
them $50, which isn't even in 
cash, which means they have to 
spend it on campus, the school 
should add the cost for room and 
board as if they were adding it 
amongst four people and divide 

it by five, and that should be the 
cost for each of the five students. 
So in that case, the students 
would be paying less for their 
room and board, which they 
should, considering their living 

Is this really fair to the students 
paying the same amount for 
room and board and getting less 
than they deserve? 

It is very clear that CLU needs 
to make a better effort to satisfy 
and give students what they are 
paying for. 

If there is not enough housing 
for students, and the school 
doesn't want to go out of their 
way to build more residence halls 
or provide them with more ofT- 
campus housing, then all they 
have to do is this: admit fewer 
students to the university, simple 
as that. 

Sure, it's a great thing for CLU 
to have more students join the 
CLU family, but at what expense? 

At this rate, the school will 

want to room six people in one 
room and give them $60 in bonus 
points for a month, which would 
most likely be spent at Mogen 
Market. This can't really get you 
that far, besides maybe a few Hot 
Pockets for the week considering 
the prices of everything. 

As we may all know, for 
every residence hall, there is a 
Residential Assistant. 

If the school does provide 
students with off-campus 

housing, such as the apartments 
next to CLU, they will need to 
hire more RAs, which means 
there needs to be a bigger staff, 
or they can just forget about 
having RAs since it is off-campus 

I do think that the lack of 
housing at CLU will continue 
to get worse as more students 
are admitted, and the cost for 
room and board is definitely not 
making the situation any better. 


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September 22, 2010 


Regals soccer home opener ends in a 1-1 draw 

aron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

CLU women's soccer team 
started conference play at home 
Wednesday, Sept. 15, finishing 
with a 1-1 tie versus defending 
conference champions and the 
23 rd nationally ranked Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps Colleges. 

The Regals were down 1 -0 
midway through the first half, but 
quickly evened the score before 
halftime with a goal from CLU 
senior forward Brittany Clark. 

Entering Wednesdays contest, 
the Regals were undefeated with 
wins from trips to Texas and 
Virginia, which also included 
two shutouts against University 
of Texas-Tyler and Christopher 
Newport (VA). 

Once the team was back home in 
California, they were looking to 
get revenge against the team that 
went undefeated in conference 
piay last year. 

"We were entering this game 
4-0, knowing we were going to 
be competing with one of the top 
teams in our league, so naturally 
there was a lot of anticipation for 
this game, to not only keep our 
undefeated record but to show 
this league what we are about," 
Clark said. 

After a header connected for a 
goal from CMS 1 Madison Shove 
at the 25 tn minute in the first 
half, the Regals found themselves 
trailing for the first time this 

After a missed strike by 
California Lutheran University, 
Clark found the back of the net 
off a 15-foot rebound shot that 
would bring the game to a 1-1 tie. 
The two teams would continue 
to go back and forth until the 
final horn of the second overtime 
would bring the game to a close. 

Cal Lutheran had some great 
looks at the goal throughout the 
game, including three shots offthe 
post by Clark, freshman forward 
Kristina Hulse and sophomore 
transfer Kristin Cameron. 

Clark isn't discouraged by the 
close attempts at all. 

"If we can mentally settle 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographe 

Tied up: Sophomore midfielder Kristin Cameron (No. 1 7) dribbles the ball up the field looking for an open teammate. 

down and put ourselves in better 
positions on crosses, we could 
have a lot more chances that 
could potentially hit the back of 
the net," Clark said. 

CLU's defense has not allowed 
multiple goals in their first five 
contests. CLU senior goalkeeper 
Kristin Borzi allowed only one 

goal with three saves versus CMS, 
including two diving catches. 

The CLU defense, led by 
sophomore Kirsten DiPippo and 
juniors Jennifer Jones, Rebekah 
Casas and Jessica Dingman, 
made the CMS offense work the 
full 90 minutes of play for their 
13 shots compared to the 30 shots 

that the CLU offense took. 

The women's soccer team has 
added nine players to this year's 
roster, including Newbury Park 
High School graduate Anna 
Medler, Desert Christian High 
school graduate Hulse and Royal 
High School graduates Sinead 
Vaughan and Cameron. 

"I think anyone can be called 
upon at any time," Clark said. 
"It just takes one person to step 
up and take that leadership role, 
whether it's verbally or through 
their play, and the majority of our 
team can do that. And once that 
happens, others will follow." 

Football wrap-up 


reanna Woodhouse 
Sports Editor 

Victory: Cal Lu faces off against Linfield in a preseason game. 

Photo by Rebecca Kliewer-P/iofo Editor 

CLU started the fall 2010 se- 
mester with a win against No. 4 
Linfield College on Saturday at 
Mt. Clef Stadium. 

The Kingsmen defeated the 
Wildcats 47-42. 

Junior Daniel Mosier rushed 
202 yards and made three 

The season-opening victory 
for CLU was the first under 
Coach Ben McEnroe. 

With the win, the Kingsmen 
stopped Linfield's 21-0 record 
against teams from Califor- 
nia since joining the NCAA in 

The following week, on Sept. 
18, California Lutheran Univer- 
sity faced Pacific Lutheran in 

Puyallup, Wash., at Sparks Sta- 

The Lutes scored two touch- 
downs by the second quarter, 
making the score 0-14. 

In the third quarter the Kings- 
men came back when Mosier 
took a handoff and ran 72 yards 
for a touchdown. 

Soon after, the Kingsmen 
scored, making it 7-14. Senior 
running back Alec Simmons 
made the 67-yard touchdown. 

Although it was a non-confer- 
ence game, the team continued 
to work hard. 

Sophomore Patrick Knox 
made eight tackles, while senior 
Jeff Miller and sophomore Rian 
Younker each had a sack. 

The Kingsmen play the Red- 
lands Bulldogs Oct. 2 in the first 
conference game of the season. 

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SPORTS -Page 11 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps outscore Kingsmen 2-0 

hris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

Two second-half goals 
proved to be the difference as 
the CLU mens soccer team 
lost its conference opener last 
Wednesday night at Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps 2-0. 

After a scoreless first half, CMS 
netted goals in the 70 ,h and 71 s ' 

Eric Bean scored off an assist 
from David Taylor and then 
Taylor added another goal one 
minute later. 



CMS (3-1-0, 1-0-0 SCIAC) 
outshot California Lutheran 
University 16-8 in a match that 
saw 16 fouls, featuring a red card 
in the 77 lh minute that gave the 
visitors a one man advantage. 

The red card was issued to 
Taylor, after he picked up his 
second yellow card of the match. 
CLU (0-3-0, 0-1-0 SCIAC) was 
unable to capitalize despite an 
extra man and having a slight 
advantage in corner kicks 6-5. The 
Kingsmen played well enough to 
earn a draw, but the rapid fire of 
goals within a minute just proved 
too much to overcome. 

"The first goal was just a 
defensive mishap," junior 

defender Josh Hibbert said. 
"After that, we kind of were just 
in disbelief, and then they caught 
us with a counter-attack for the 



Keep Away: Freshman Ivan Sanchez (No. 15) goes head to head 

Photo by Brad Yajima- Staff Pho 

nth opponent FC Hasental (No. 16) in an exhibition match. 


second goal." 

CMS keeper Joseph Swartley 
earned the clean sheet with three 
saves, while CLU keeper Chris 
Holm saved four. Freshman 
keeper Miguel Silva saw some 
playing time while subbing for 
Holm with 5 minutes left in the 

Silva (Oxnard High) and 
fellow keeper Rey Rivera Ramos 
(Crespi High) highlight a 
freshman class that features 14 
freshmen on this year's squad. 
Eight freshmen saw playing 

time against CMS, including 
four starters: Sean Hungerford 
(Punahou High), Alex Santana 
(Santa Barbara High), Timo Rios 
(Saugus High) and Ivan Sanchez 
(Channel Islands High). With a 
talented group of players, several 
freshmen will see plenty of action 
this season and will compete for 
starting roles. 

"I believe we have great 
potential. Our goal is to win the 
conference and make it to the 
NCAA tournament," Silva said. 
"Also, the mixture of freshmen 

with the several returning players 
is just amazing. We have a great 
group of guys, and everyone gets 
along. We are all brothers, and 
we have each other's backs." 

Hibbert agrees that the 
freshman class looks very 
promising and will be able to 
contribute right away. 

"The incoming freshmen are 
looking real good," Hibbert 
said, "They are coming from all 
over, stemming from Oxnard 
to San Diego. We all bond great 
together, and we are already 

getting better. I honestly believe 
we can win league," Hibbert said. 
The Kingsmen have only 
two seniors on the 29- 
man squad: forward Jorge 
Martinez and defender Robbie 
Spangler. Although the team is 
inexperienced, it is young and 
full of talent. 

CLU will be counting on its 
senior leadership to secure its 
first win of the season during its 
home opener Saturday against 
Caltech (0-1-0, 0-1-0 SCIAC). 
Saturday's match will be at 1 p.m. 

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September 22, 1010 

Doubleheader leaves Kingsmen in the shallow end 

Pass: Sophomore Carter Baldwin (No. 6) looks for an open teammate. 

Photos by Brad Yajima - Staff Pholographei 

Shot on goal: Junior Brandon Gross takes a shot on goal against Cal Baptist goalie. 


lair Whitten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU men's water polo 
team competed against Cal 
Baptist and Fresno Pacific 
on Friday, Sept. 1 7, at the 
Samuelson Aquatic Center, with 
CLU losing against Cal Baptist 
and then taking another loss in 
overtime to Fresno Pacific. 

The Kingsmen started the 
day with their game against 
the highly ranked No. 14 team, 
Cal Baptist. They ended the 
game with a loss of 16-7, with 
brothers Brandon and Brian 
Gross leading their team in 
goals for the game. 

The California Lutheran 
University Kingsmen began the 
second game against Fresno 
Pacific. Through the first half 
of the game the Kingsmen were 
constantly ahead, with the end 
of the first quarter score being 
3-2, and the second quarter 
ending 9-7. First half scoring 
consisted of two goals from 
junior Jordan Meaney, three 
from junior Brandon Gross, two 
from Brian Gross and one each 
from senior Mikey Blanchard 
and junior Jonnie Pare. 

The third quarter ended 12-11, 
with Kingsmen still in the lead 
with goals from Gross, Meaney 
and Pare\ 

Near the end of the fourth 
quarter, the FPU Sunbirds took 
the lead with a score of 1 6- 1 4 and 
only 13 seconds left in the game. 
The Kingsmen immediately 
drew an ejection and scored 
with 11 seconds left. Down by 
one and only 11 seconds to go, 
Meaney stole the ball from the 
Sunbirds' goalkeeper and scored 
with eight seconds left in the 
game, tying the game 16-16 and 
putting it into overtime. 

The Sunbirds scored two goals 
in overtime, while Brian Gross 
fought back, scoring one goal 
against the Sunbirds. The game 
ended with a final score of 18- 
17, a loss for the Kingsmen. 

"We definitely played our best 
game of the year, but there are 
still some things we need to 
work on before we start SCIAC," 
Meaney said. 

The CLU water polo team 
has tough competition going 
into SCIAC, and with only a 
few weeks left, they are going 
to have to work on both their 
strong and weak qualities as a 

"We are not a very big team, 
but we have speed, and I think 
that those qualities, along with 
our solid team chemistry this 
year, is what will help us do our 
best going into SCIAC," Brian 
Gross said after the game. 

The Kingsmen will be 
competing in a tournament 
next weekend at Cal Baptist in 
Riverside, where they will be 
going up against Fresno Pacific 
for the second time. 

"Our main goal is just to 
improve. We played our best 
game of the year, and now 
we are just going to keep on 
preparing for our season goal to 
do our best in conference," CLU 
water polo head coach Craig 
Rond said. 

The Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic 

Conference (SCIAC) games 
start Saturday, Oct. 16, with a 
home game against Caltech. 

Covering All The Bases: 

NCAA drops ball in its confusing rules on gifts 


No issue in the sporting world 
has generated as many recent 
headlines as the problem of 
college athletes taking money and 
other gifts from agents. 

It has tainted the start of the 
college football season. It has 
damaged legacies beyond repair. 
But more than anything, it has 
cast a dark shadow over collegiate 
athletics in general. 

Players cannot trust the people 
who offer to give them help. 
And coaches and administrators, 
especially of big-name programs, 
have the constant worry of who 
is coming into contact with their 

"Coaches and administrators 
can't be with student- athletes 
24/7," CLU head football coach 
Ben McEnroe said. "Their role is 
to educate players about NCAA 
rules and the ramifications of 
violations on individuals and 

Several high-profile college stars 
have been the focus of the recent 
allegations. Georgia wide receiver 
A) Green sold a game-worn jersey 
for $1,000 to someone the NCAA 
labeled an "agent," and now he 
is in the middle of a four-game 

suspension. After losing two of 
their first three games, Georgia 
is certainly missing their best 

Other notable players, such 
as Alabama defensive lineman 
Marcell Dareus and North 
Carolina defensive lineman 
Marvin Austin, attended an agent's 
party in Miami over the summer 
and did not pay their own way. 
Dareus served a two-game ban, 
while Austin and several Tar Heel 
teammates remain suspended as 
the NCAA investigates multiple 

But despite the problems that 
current players are encountering, 
no individual has come to 
represent the issue more than 
former USC running back Reggie 
Bush. One of the most electrifying 
players to ever play the game, 
Bush had dozens of memorable 
plays and highlights. Sadly, he will 
now be remembered most for the 
mistakes he made off the field. 

In lune, USC was hit with 
massive penalties and sanctions 
stemming from the benefits that 
Bush received during his final 
year in school, fust this past week, 
Bush became the first player in 
history to forfeit his Heisman 
trophy, hoping to finally escape 
the scrutiny and put the issue to 

An issue involving agents and 
benefits that few people talk about 
is whether it should be considered 
wrong for players to accept gifts 

and money in the first place. In 
no other walk of life would it be 
illegal for someone to give you a 
few extra bucks if you were doing 
your job well. In fact, most of us 
would expect to be given such a 

Although school is supposed 
to be a student- athletes "job," 
the reality of the matter is that 
football is the occupation of the 
top players. Did ESPN really care 
how Tim Tebow performed in the 
classroom? Absolutely not. 

The hypocrisy of the situation is 
that star players generate millions 
of dollars for their schools and 
the NCAA and do not get to reap 

the benefits of their hard work. 
Scholarships do not even begin to 
cover the amount of money that 
some players are responsible for 
bringing in. When combined with 
the difficult financial situation 
that many players face at home, 
it's easy to see why some athletes 
ignore the NCAA's contradictory 

However, the rules are in place 
to prevent the influence of agents 
from getting too out of hand, and 
McEnroe is a firm believer in the 
system that stands in place now. 

"I believe that accepting money 
and benefits should be against 
NCAA rules," McEnroe said. "I'm 

not saying that the NCAA 
shouldn't consider some sort of 
stipend program for student- 
athletes, but it would have to 
be uniform by level with strict 
guidelines and enforcement" 

The fact of the matter is that 
these problems are going to 
keep popping up until a more 
effective system is put into place 
to regulate players accepting 
improper benefits. Whether that 
is abolishing the current rules or 
instituting harsher penalties for 
violations remains to be seen. But 
until then, count on star athletes 
deciding that a few extra bucks is 
worth the risk of getting caught. 

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security makes 
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Norwegian Grade will delay 
community traffic for months 

Courtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

CLU commuters are going to be 
forced to take a different route. 
The road leading from the Santa 
Rosa Valley into Thousand Oaks, 
known as the "Norwegian Grade," 
is going to be shut down for 60 
days, starting Sept. 20. 

Pavement rehab, road repairs, 
drainage improvements and a 
new guardrail are just some of the 
improvements taking place in this 
construction, according to the 
Conejo Valley Guide. 

Workers will also add a 
northbound left turn lane for the 
YMCA entrance. 

This construction will affect 
many people in the community 
because of the detours. CLU 

commuters might find their 
everyday route blocked by the 

Commuters already have a hard 
time getting to class on time due 
to traffic or accidentally waking 
up late, but now their time will be 
challenged even more. 

"Without the construction, it 
was so easy because I live right 
off of Santa Rosa, so I cut right 
through. Now it'll take more 
time," said Courtney Wickman, a 
senior at CLU. 

Many CLU students come from 
either Moorpark or Camarilio and 
those are the cities most affected 
by the construction because their 
main routes consist of driving up 
the grade to campus. 

The Conejo Valley Guide 

[See GRADE, Page 3] 

Safety first: Construction 

crews begin work on 

Moorpark Road near the 

YMCA to ensure the safety of 

drivers along the 

'Norwegian Grade! 

Service Day showcases sense of community 


atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

CLU is known for its 
commitment to serving the 
community, so it is only fitting 
that every fall semester a day 
is committed to community 

About 250 students met in the 
Student Union Building on Sept. 
25 to participate in projects 
around the community. 

Before the events, students 
were told to wear clothes that 
they could get dirty and to bring 
a camera. 

With the hot day, refillable 
water bottles were required so 
no one would get dehydrated 
while working. 

Many students helped out 
with projects such as the 
animal shelter in Camarilio and 
cleaning up the hiking trails at 
local Wildwood Park. 

Amy Blankemeir, president 
of Student Music Society, 
volunteered to help clean up 
Wildwood Park. 

This was the Student Music 
Society's first semester 
volunteering for Service Day. 

The hiking trails were filled 
with overgrowth, and there 
were non-native plants killing 
other vegetation, mainly the 
native plants. 

The Student Music Society, as 

well as other volunteers, cleared 
hiking trails of overgrowth and 
made it clearer and safer for 
hikers to walk along the trails. 

"I love volunteering; it 
represents California Lutheran 
University in a good way," 
Blankemeir said. "It was a very 
rewarding experience, and we 
got a lot done." 

The Student Music Society 
received an e-mail asking what 
type of project they would be 

- - interested in, 

WW and they met 

We provide with Conejo 
service to the Open Space 
Students at Foundation to 
CLU; we collaborate on 

empower the clearing 

them and of Wildwood 

educate them Park. 
as global Various 

leaders. clubs across 

the campus 
Kim Hamon volunteered 

CSC Intern to sponsor a 

project and 
the Community Service Center 
took it from there. 

"I contacted the CSC and 
told them the Accounting 
Association wanted to sponsor 
an event. The CSC did the 
rest of the work," said Michael 
Poladian, president of the 
Accounting Association. 

On Saturday, the Accounting 
Association volunteered at the 

CSC Events 

Oct. 8 - 10: 

Fall Excursion - Catalina 

Oct. 14: 

Midnight Madness 
Food Drive 

Oct. 28: 

Delaying the Real 

Oct. 28 - 29: 

Blood Drive 

Nov. 8 - Dec. 10: 

Adopt a Family 

Nov. 14: Urban 

Jan. 6 - 14: 

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in before they go to their 
projects in different 

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Left Seniors Tequa Brown 
and Chelsea Williams 
work on the RAIN project 
in Camarilio hosted by The 
Asian Club and friends. 

Camarilio Animal Shelter. 

"I had a wonderful experience 
volunteering at the Camarilio 
Animal Shelter," Poladian said. 
"Not only did we improve 
the grounds, but we gave the 
animals some much needed 

There were 16 locations for 
students, and each project 
ranged from around two to 

four hours of volunteering, 
according to Kim Hamon, a 
student intern at CSC. 

Many clubs such as the Purple 
Pit, Asian Club and Friends, 
Dance Team, the Echo and 
Poetry Slam, to name a few, also 
participated in volunteering on 
Service Day in various locations. 

The Echo and the Dance Team 
sponsered the service event, 
Operation Interdependence, 
where they wrote letters and 
helped make packages to send 

to service men and women who 
are stationed overseas. 

The CSC has been around 
for 10 years and Service Day 
originated as a two day event, 
one in the spring and one in the 

The office provides community 
service not only for the school 
but for the students as well. 

"We provide service to the 
students at CLU; we empower 
them and educate them as 
global leaders," Hamon said. 

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September 29, 2010 


Facebook profiles are determining students' futures 

Businesses and 
schools start to 
'friend' students 


avier Walton 
Staff Writer 

Business and school 

administrations are using one 
of America's most popular 
social networking sites to obtain 
inside information on employee 
applicants and students. 

Some users don't realize that 
Facebook's default privacy 
settings still allow anyone to 
access their profile. This gives 
potential employers or school 
officials access to what you 

write, your pictures and all your 

It is becoming increasingly 
common for employers to search 
applicants on Facebook before 
hiring or even interviewing them. 

They are using the information 
provided through applications to 
locate specific profiles. Even if an 
applicant's profile has been set to 
private, schools and companies 
can see the user default picture, 
which has the potential to affect 
reputations if it is not appropriate. 

"It's just another thing that can 
rule you out," said Cindy Lewis, 
director of Career Services. 

Staffing agents only need one 
glance to determine whether 
a person is employee material 
or not. Lewis used the term 
discrimination to describe this 

one glance. 

In recent years businesses have 
begun to use Facebook in the 
hiring process. However, this 
is not the case for most school 

Every institution of higher 
learning includes a student 
handbook that specifies standards 
of conduct. Particular to 
California Lutheran University, 
nowhere in the handbook does it 
allude to Facebook. 

William Rosser, vice president 
of Student Affairs and dean of 
students, states that any violation, 
including policies depicted 
on Facebook, will result in 
disciplinary action administered 
by Student Affairs. 

One CLU student learned this 
the hard way. 

"There were like eight or nine 
of us, and our friends wanted 
to drink. Our other plans fell 
through, and we let them bring 
alcohol into our dorm," said a 
CLU student who asked her name 
not be used. "We decided to drink 
[alcoholic] energy drinks." 

Residential Assistants can write 
up students if they are found 
breaking rules in their Facebook 
pictures, such as having alcohol 
on campus or for breaking other 
rules listed in the handbook. 

"We took a ton of pictures," said 
the student, who lived in Pederson 
Hall. "In the morning we posted 
them on Facebook." 

Facebook sometimes has what 
are called, "technological glitches," 
This occurs when everything goes 
back to the original settings and 

again allows potential access to 
your information. 

"We made the album private, but 
we didn't realize that if each girl 
didn't have her privacy settings set 
to private, then friends of friends 
could see pictures," she said. "An 
RA saw the pictures, and she 
wrote us up using the pictures as 

The students went through 
all the procedures, including 
a hearing with Residence Life, 
where they pleaded their case. 

The students claimed that the 
RA just assumed their energy 
drinks were alcohol via pictures. 

The students involved had their 
write-ups dropped, but it still 
showed them how much trouble 
having pictures on Facebook can 
cause. Student users, beware. 

Locals discuss environmental issues 

Meeting informs 
community of 
different ways 
to 'go green' 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

The first 2010-2011 Corporate 
Leaders Breakfast, hosted by 
the University Relations office 
was held Thursday, Sept. 23, at 
the Ronald Reagan Library and 

The topic of discussion at the 
breakfast was the "Green Coast 

CLU has recently been doing 
all that it can to go green and 
help the environment. 

A panel of four business 
leaders spoke to over 100 
Ventura County business people 
and community members on 
the growth of green practices. 

Bill Buratto, president and 
chief executive officer of 
Ventura County Economic 
Development Association, 

discussed the new opportunities 
in going green and the best ways 
to go about it. 

"Business organizations and 
educators must come together 
to think strategically and come 
up with a green plan to improve 
our entire community," Buratto 
said. "The only way we are 
to regulate innovation and 
technology is to work together." 

Buratto also addressed the 
topic of employment in the local 
community and how the green 
economy has the potential of 
generating more jobs. 

The going-green community is 
only growing, and in the process 
of creating new companies and 
ideas, new job opportunities 
will also open up. 

"Agriculture, tourism, military 
and government are all major 

economic drivers that are 
not going away, but instead 
growing," Buratto said. "What 
we need to ask ourselves is what 
goods, services and products are 
they going to need in order to 
go green " 

In addition to serving as the 
CEO of VCEDA, Burrato is a part 
of the community commission 
of Ventura County, the Ventura 
County Civic Alliance and 
the Business and Technology 
Partnership at California State 
University, Channel Islands. 

Steve Gill, co-owner of Gills 
Onions LLC, spoke about the 
role of universities in helping 
the community to go green. 

He touched on the fact that 
there is a big opening for 
students to get involved in 
this growing industry and that 
the schools and universities 
need to make students aware 
of the problems as well as 

"Universities need to get 
students to take an interest in 
^•" agriculture and 

to understand 
Business the importance 

organizations * 7 soil through 
and science," Gill 

educators said " Even 
must come chemists and 
together to biologists can 
think get involved 

strategically and make a 
and come up difference." 
with a green A card was 
plan to placed on 

improve our every table at 
community" the breakfast; 
this card 

Bill Burrato provided every 

CEO guest with 10 

""" suggestions 
on how to go green in the 

Some of these suggestions 
included maximizing computer 
efficiency, printing documents 
on chlorine-free paper, 
purchasing office supplies made 
from recycled materials, placing 

recycling bins in high traffic 
areas, installing climate control 
systems and providing filtered 
drinking water, among other 

Bill Camarillo, chief 

executive officer of Agromin, 
an environmentally friendly 
premium soil company in 
Oxnard, informed the audience 
of what his company is doing 
to help the community become 
more sustainable. 

Not only does Agromin 
take the extra steps to recycle 
their waste and educate the 
community in recycling, but 
they also partner with different 
cities throughout the county to 
convert green waste into safe 
and cost-effective compost. 

"Going green is a necessity, 
and our company helps you 
become green by converting and 
managing wastes," Camarillo 

The Corporate Leaders 
Breakfast Series consist of 
meetings with local people 
that take place throughout the 
school year on various topics. 

At the breakfast, audience 
members were invited to 
come to California Lutheran 
University to be a part of the 
dedication of the new Swenson 
Center for the Social and 
Behavioral sciences on Oct. 22 
at 4:15 pm. 

The Swenson Center 

incorporates Leadership in 
Energy and Environmental 
Design, or LEED technology, 
which is a more sustainable type 
of construction. 

The building features 
environmentally friendly 

practices and is just one of the 
ways that CLU is making an 
attempt to "go green" across 

The next to speak in the 
leadership series will be John 
Shields, who is the former 
chairman and CEO of Trader 
Joe's, at CLU on Nov. 9. 

Students seem unaware of 
new CLU mobile application 


achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

As the popularity of smart 
phone applications increases, 
California Lutheran University 
has stepped up their technology 
by creating a CLU smart phone 

According to a Huffington 
Post online article, these 
applications are a $2.2 billion 
business with over 42.7 million 
smart phone users in the United 
States alone. 

The industry's leading smart 
phone supplier is the Apple 
Company, which dominates 
with over 225,000 apps. 

To keep up with trends, 
California Lutheran University 
designed an application that 
provides students with a 
variety of functions including 
campus news, sports schedules 

and scores, campus events, 
a directory of faculty and 
staff, course lists and even an 
interactive map. 

"We are thrilled to be able 
to offer this new service to 
students, alumni and friends of 
the university. At the touch of a 
button on their smart phones, 
they can stay informed about 
news and activities happening 
at CLU," said Jeannette 
Villanueva-Walker, director of 
University Marketing. 

However, the recent 

development of the CLU 
application for smart phones 
has gone unnoticed by many 
of the university's students and 

"I've heard it is just one of those 
cool things that only iPhone 
users get to have," said CLU 
junior Garrett Smith. "If CLU 
[See SMART, Page 3] 

Photo courtesy of Media Se»vn.« 
Smart phone: For the first time, CLU has created an iphone application. 

September 29, 2010 

the Echo 

NEWS - Page 3 

Traffic will be redirected 
toward nearby freeways 

[GRADE, from page 1] 
stresses, "Bicyclists will have an 
alternate route via Read Road 
and a bike path easement access 
to Olsen Road." 

The construction team is trying 
to make this go as smoothly as 

Students will have to resort 
to freeways and leaving their 
houses a little earlier to get to 
school in a timely fashion. 

"It's going to cost me a lot 
more money in gas. I drive here 
back and forth at least six times 
during the weekdays, so I think 
it affects me a lot" said Hayley 
Bianchi, a senior at CLU who 
commutes from Moorpark. 
"The back road was a shortcut." 

According to The Acorn, 
Ventura County's community 
newspaper, people coming into 
Thousand Oaks from Moorpark 
will be directed to take the 23 
Freeway during this closure. 
Camarillo traffic will be directed 
to the 101 Freeway. 

Commuters will have to take 
this delay into consideration 
and plan accordingly. 

During this time of 
approximately two months, 

Thousand Oaks is expected to 
be somewhat congested, traffic- 

"It does not make sense that 
they would have to close the 
whole road for practically the 
whole semester," said Wickman. 
"This summer would have been 
a better choice." 

The Norwegian Grade is a 
narrow and windy road that 
has needed some attention for a 

It has a blind turn going up and 
down the grade where over the 
years there have been multiple 
car accidents. 

A large construction project 
like this takes time, and it will 
affect many people coming in 
and out of the city. 

"I'm angry, but in the end I 
understand because there have 
been a lot of accidents on that 
road. Hopefully it'll be more 
spacious and not as bumpy and 
unsafe," Bianchi said. 

Once this long, sought-out 
construction is complete, 
commuters from all over 
Ventura County will be able to 
enter the city on a road that is no 
longer narrow and unsafe. 

iPhones able to download 
schedules and sports scores 

[SMART, from Page 2] 

makes the application available 

to other phones, I will finally 

be able to look up sport teams 

scores and schedules, instead of 

pulling out my computer every 


Information Systems and 
Services at CLU worked with 
Blackboard to create the 
application in the beginning of 

CLU was able to use their 
current website for much of the 
needed data. 

The creation process ran 
smoothly and the media team 
behind the application is 
working to gain more phone 
features and users. 

One fault to the program is 
that the application is currently 
limited to iPhone users. 

However, CLU is progressively 
working to make the application 

available to Blackberry phones 
as well as other smart phones in 
the future. 

"We have been hearing a lot of 
support to make the application 
available for all smart phone 
users, in which the second step 
to the mobile development is 
to have a web browser set up 
exclusively for all smart phones 
that includes the same iPhone 
application functions," CLU 
webmaster Erik Hagen said. 

Hagen is a CLU alumnus in the 
Creative Media Center at CLU 
and teaches web development 
in the multimedia program. 

The ISS department at CLU 
will continue to broaden their 
availability and features to 
all smart phone users, while 
the marketing department at 
CLU will continue working to 
gain student awareness of the 

We are now online! 

Campus security cracks down on safety 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

Campus Safety and Security 
is tasked with protecting every 
student at CLU, and they have 
had to make a few changes 
because of the high enrollment. 

Campus security officers can 
be spotted all over campus on 
their T3 electric vehicles, in the 
campus safety SUVs or even on 

It is their job, 24 hours a 
day and seven days a week, to 
make sure California Lutheran 
University students are safe. 

The longstanding objective 
of campus security has always 
been virtually the same. It is to 
protect the lives and property 
of everyone at CLU as well as 
to maintain peace and order on 

They have made some changes 
based on what works best, 
which should help the entire 
staff work even more effectively 
this year. 

Every year there are new 
issues that campus security 
must address. 

This year is no different. 

With the highest enrollment 
population CLU has ever had, 
campus security has had to 
make new strides in the way 
that they protect students and 

CLU Director of Safety and 
Security Fred Miller insists 
that the number of incoming 
freshmen and transfer students 
poses no problem for CLU 

"We don't really see the new 
number of students as a problem 

Photo by Bekah Kliei 
Staying safe: Campus security units patrol campus 24/7. 

at all," Miller said. "The only 
thing we as a staff have changed 
is working with and giving 
access to Residence Life, as 
well as the staff in the Gilbert 
Sports and Fitness Center and 
Welcome Center, to help with 
issues such as opening doors for 
students who might be locked 
out of their buildings or need 
late night escort service." 

CLU security has also focused 
on hiring even more student 
workers to carry out these 
specific tasks. 

"These new resources will free 
up our safety officers and allow 
them to work in the field more," 
Miller said. 

In addition, CLU has brought 
in Assistant Director of Public 
Safety Craig Lightfoot, who is a 
former Ventura County sheriff. 

"Craig has brought in many 
new and innovative ideas to 
help with our efficiency. He's a 
great asset to our staff," Miller 

Campus Safety recently began 
a new parking survey to help 
with the crowded commuter 
and resident parking. 

The surveys concentrate on 
trying to create more parking 
spaces all over campus to 
accommodate the influx of 

Campus security has also 
begun fundraising for more 
security cameras around the 
perimeter of the CLU campus 
to address the vandalism issues 
that happened last year and 
make sure nothing like that 
happens again. 

Miller also keeps students up- 
to-date via e-mail to let them 
know of anything that might 
be going on at CLU pertaining 
to security, such as fire drills or 
vandalism incidents. 

They have the e-mail address 
and phone numbers of all 
students who live both on 
and off campus so that they 
will be able to contact them 
immediately in case of an 

"I love the fact that Fred Miller 
continues to update us with all 
that is going on security-wise 
at CLU," senior Lauren Puopolo 
said. "It keeps me informed and 
makes me feel safe." 

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• Career Services Workshop: 
Interviewing for Offers 
nj 4:30 p.m. Roth Nelson Room 
«"*> • The Tournees Festival - ' Lili et le Baobab' 

7 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 
CD • Reel Justice Film Series - 'Pray the Devil 
"q_ Back to Hell' 

7 p.m. Lundring Events Center 

J~J • Career Services Workshop: Graduate 
School, Medical School, Law School? 

5:30 p.m. Roth Nelson Room 



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the Echo 

Page 5 


Tournees leads way into the French-speaking world 

The fourth 
annual film 

introduced late 


ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

The fourth annual CLU Tournees 
Festival kicked off Wednesday, 
Sept. 22 by showing the movie 
"Coco avant Chanel" (Coco before 

The five-week francophone film 
series is titled "Integrity, Compas- 
sion and Diversity" 

There was a large turnout in the 
Preus-Brandt Forum for the fes- 
tival; the venue was packed with 
CLU students, faculty and com- 
munity members. 

Whether they were seeking to 
expand their knowledge of the 
French culture or interested in the 
life of the popular French design- 
er, attendees found what they were 
looking for at the event. 

The Tournees Festival is a nation- 
wide program of FACE (French 
American Cultural Exchange) that 
brings French cinema into Ameri- 
can colleges and universities. 

This event is put on by the CLU 
French Club to bring diversity to 
the campus. 

"It is important to learn about 

"The movies showcased in the 
Tournees Festival are of different 
genres so that there is an appeal for 
everyone in the CLU community," 
said David Lundberg, vice presi- 
dent of the French Club. "Even if 
you don't understand French, the 
experience of seeing these movies 
brines about 


The movies 
showcased in 
the Tournees 
Festival are 
of different 
genres so 
that there 
is an appeal 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographs 

First screening: The audience enjoys the first film, "Coco avant Chanel," of the Tournees Festival. 

other cultures because it broadens 
your horizons and allows you to 
experience diversity and become 
aware of the cultures around you," 
said junior JD Saucedo, president 
of the CLU French Club. "It can 
put you outside of your comfort 
zone and enable you to try new 

"Coco avant Chanel" was re- 
leased in 2009 in both French and 
English. The film aims to depict 
the life of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel 
before her fame. 

The French Club made the deci- 
sion to show the movie in French 

with English subtitles to make the 
movie more authentic and give 
the audience a greater sense of the 

"I really enjoyed the movie be- 
cause I have always loved the Cha- 
nel brand. The movie really made 
her experiences and the French 
culture come to life," sophomore 
Rachel Chavez said. 

The film won a Cesar award 
in 2010 in addition to being an 
Academy Award Nominee for 
Best Costume Design. 

It also received four nomina- 
tions for the Bafta Award, includ- 

ing Best Actress - Audrey Tautou, 
Best Costume Design, Best Hair 
and Makeup and Best Film Not In 
the English Language. 

The festival will take place every 
Wednesday at 7 p.m. through Oct. 
20 in the Preus-Brandt Forum. 

Movies that will be featured in 
coming weeks include: "Lili et le 
Baobab" (Lili and the Baobab), 
"Les Plages dAgnes" (The Beaches 
of Agnes), "Paris" and "Le Voyage 
du Ballon Rouge" (The Flight of 
the Red Balloon). 

All movies shown are free and 
open for public viewing. 

an awareness 
of cultures 
other than our 
own that you 
would other- 
wise not have 
the exposure 

The festival 
is made possi- 

for everyone bleb heCu ,_ 
.n the CLU tura / Servkes 
community. of the French 

Embassy and 
the French 
David Lundberg Minis(ry of 
Vice president Cu]ture 
of French Club ]t „ spon _ 
■^^^— ^^— sored by the 
Florence Gould Foundation, the 
Grand Marnier Foundation and 
Highbrow Entertainment as well 
as local Thousand Oaks establish- 

For more information about the 
Tournees Festival, future French 
Club events or questions about 
joining the French Club, contact 
JD Saucedo at jsaucedo@callu- 

Information about the Tournees 
Festival can also be accessed on its 
official website www.facecouncil. 
org/ tournees 

Hmong martial arts and dance brought to CLU 

Performances by 
the Hmong 
Cultural Heritage 
Center and 
Museum adds to 
the freshman 


enrik Gjertsen 
Staff Writer 

In the Gilbert Arena at the 
fitness center on Sunday, Sept. 
26, first-year students were pre- 
sented with a cultural perfor- 
mance of Hmong martial arts 
and dance. 

Over summer all incoming 
freshmen were provided with a 
book written by Kao Kalia Yang 
called "The Latehomecomer: A 
Hmong Family Memoir." 

They were to read this book as 
part of their first-year experi- 

The book is a central element 
in the Freshman Seminar, and 

the new students have been en- 
gaging in progressive discussion 
about the book in various class 

With last week's speech by Kao 
Kalia Yang and this weekend's 
martial arts and dance perfor- 
mance, students at CLU have 
been introduced to a culture that 
may not resemble their own. 

"I enjoyed the show in an edu- 
cative way. Hopefully students 
liked it and took something 
back with them from the perfor- 
mance," administrative advisor 
Blake Buller said. "I don't know 
much about Hmong culture 
myself, but I learned and found 
their themes interesting." 

The event was sponsored by 
the Freshman Year Experience 
and Office of Student Life. 

Michaela Reaves, professor 
of history and director of the 
Freshman Year Experience, has 
been working closely with stu- 
dents and the guest representa- 
tives of the Hmong culture. 

The students' efforts in study- 
ing and reading about the 
Hmong people shows a general 
trend towards learning more 
about cultures at CLU. 

"I have never seen anything 
like it. I found the costumes the 
woman wore to be very inter- 
esting and impressive, and that 
is a big part for women in the 
Hmong culture. Also, the ath- 
leticism of the boy was truly re- 
markable, and it can remind of 
break dancing," Reaves said. 

The performers were for 
the most part American with 
Hmong heritage. 

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COStumes the Cultural Her- 
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to be very and Museum, 

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the Hmong people made 
culture" up the audi- 

ence that got 
Michaela Reaves to experience 
History professor several dif- 
^^— ^— ^^^— ferent forms 
of martial arts dances and sto- 
ries that revolved around the 
Hmong culture. 

Many people in the audience 
had never seen anything like 
this before. 

The attendees were also intro- 
duced to instruments and cos- 
tumes that are common in the 
Hmong culture. 

"It was fun being here to- 
night in front of the students 
at CLU. We enjoy sharing our 
culture and how Hmong histo- 
ries, myths and stories work and 
translate into the American cul- 
ture" performer Blouanew Yang 

The Hmong people originally 
derive from China. An amazing 
aspect about the people is that 
they have been able to maintain 
their own language, customs 
and ways of life while managing 
to adapt themselves into other 
cultures and countries. 

"Our performances generate 
from how our culture came from 
China and how far it has origi- 
nated not just into America, but 
also all over the world in places 
like France and Australia," Yang 

Aspects of the Hmong culture 
are very different from the ones 
at CLU, but and the point of the 

event is to encourage students to 
learn and understand. 

"I hope this would enhance the 
book and add another dimen- 
sion to what these freshmen 
have been reading about this 
summer. Hopefully everybody 
enjoyed it and can resonate with 
Hmong culture and be open to 
their culture," Reaves said. 

For more Information 


Illustration: Hmong girl in 
traditional costume. 

Page 6 - FEATURES 

the Echo 

September 29, 2010 

Moods of Norway brings fashion and history to CLU 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

Moods of Norway, "Hap- 
py Clothes for Happy People 
Around the World," brought 
their playful fashion with a twist 
of Norwegian history and cul- 
ture to CLU and the community 
through a presentation and run- 
way show on Wednesday, Sept. 

Participants were welcomed 
into the Gilbert Sports and 
Fitness Center for this open- 
campus event by booths repre- 
senting ANSA (Association of 
Norwegian Students Abroad) 
and Moods of Norway. 

Brightly colored shirts featur- 
ing symbolic tractor prints as 
well as other apparel from the 
clothing line were on display and 
available for purchase. 

"The tractor is a symbol in 
tribute to the hard-working 
Norwegian farmers," said Stefan 
Dahlkvist, one of three Moods 
fashion designers. 

Indeed, the tractor is an em- 
blem throughout many of their 

Mari Thormodsaeter, a Nor- 
wegian graduate student at CLU, 
helped put the event together. 

"ANSA met Moods at the Scan- 
dinavian Festival. We kept in 
contact and while collaborat- 
ing, we figured it would be fun 
to have a business presentation 
and show off the clothes," Thor- 
modsaeter said. "Norway is a 
small country, so we wanted to 
do something bigger with more 

Norwegian waffles and meat- 
balls were served, sponsored by 
the Church of Sweden Los Ange- 
les and the Norwegian Church of 
Los Angeles and San Pedro. 

A raffle gave away various 
prizes, from CLU license plate 
frames to baskets of Norwegian 
goodies and even a Moods of 
Norway suit. 

"We really want to bring people 
together and show the variety 
of ways to get involved and also 
have fun while doing so," said 
Michelle Jacobson, director of 

Development for the School of 

In his presentation "Going 
global: From Norway to the USA 
and beyond," Dahlkvist dem- 
onstrated to entrepreneurs that 
good work ethic can grow a small 
company into something much 

Moods' sales, which accounted 
for $20,000 in 2004, are expected 
to reach $30 million this year. 

Starting with one store in Nor- 
way, the designers now own more 
than 200 domestic locations and 
another 200 in ten countries 
worldwide, including a head- 
quarters in Hollywood, Calif. 

After the presentation, students 
from Norway showcased the 
designs on the catwalk to a hip 
electronic beat. 

The funky vibe and underlying 
Norwegian heritage of the clothes 
are shown in shoes with Euro- 
pean dance move instructions 
and cloth - 
VV ing tags that 

We pitched say, "Made 
Our designs in Europe by 
to the really, really 

Norwegian pretty blonde 
army, but it girls." 
might blow "We pitched 

their covers." our designs 
to the Nor- 
Stefan Dahlkvist wegian army, 
Fashion designer but it might 

blow their 

cover. The 
bold suits are perfect for parties, 
weddings and even funerals," 
Dahlkvist said, causing the audi- 
ence to laugh. 

Moods carries apparel for men 
and women and will soon be 
launching a sports line. 

From "Happy Times" clocks 
sold in Norwegian milk cartons 
with a complete list of the world's 
time zones to Christmas-themed 
underwear on which buyers can 
stitch reindeers, it seems Moods 
has it all with their fresh and in- 
novative ideas. 

Its goal is to have more fun and 

to do what was not done the year 

before, except when it comes to 

pink suits. 

Celebrities who are often spot- 

Photos by Danika Briggs • Staff Photographet 

Showcase: CLU students from Norway modeled Moods of Norway designs after Stefan Dahlkvist's presentation. 

ted wearing Moods include Jus- 
tin Timberlake, the Black Eyed 
Peas, No Doubt, Perez Hilton 
and Metallica, to name a few. 

This collaboration between 
Moods of Norway and differ- 
ent organizations seemed to 
be a success as people crowded 

Dahlkvist after the show with 
many questions. 

Mary Jo Shane from the School 
of Business also helped make this 
event happen. 

"They are taking over the world 
with waffles, tractors and joyful 
clothing," Shane said. 

CLU students can receive a 
20 percent discount when they 
show their CLU identification 
card in the month of October at 
Moods store in Los Angeles. 

For more Information 

What's ud with Student Life? 

n» /Momt jAhmmath* Spring Bfmak *» 

Free commuter lunch 

Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Pavillion 

Spring Break in El Salvador 

Information session at 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the SUB 

Meditation Mondays 

10 a.m. every Monday 
in Kingsmen Park 
People of Prayer 

10 p.m. Monday through Thursday 
at the Mediation Chapel 

The SUB goes cash-less 

Purchase tickets online at 
for Muvico, Mann Theaters, 
Magic Mountain and CLU 
Getaway (pick up in the S.U.B) 

September 29, 2010 

the Echo 


Fitness classes aim to generate healthy exercising habits 

New coordinator 
hopes to provide 
built-in fitness 
plans for students 


illy Price 
Staff Writer 

Walk through the Gilbert Sports 
and Fitness Center on any given 
Tuesday or Thursday evening and 
you are bound to hear the pound- 
ing beats of hip hop music and 
the occasional spout of laughter 
coming from the dance studio. 

California Lutheran University's 
newest fitness class, Zumba, has 
been a huge hit so far this semes- 

After doing a trial period over 
the summer, CLU decided to con- 
tinue with the trendy new dance 
class in the fall semester. 

Instructor Stacy Gross, a recent 
graduate of CLU, fell in love with 
Zumba after taking a certification 

"I love coming to work every- 
day," she exclaimed with a beam- 
ing smile as students started to file 
into the dance studio on Thursday 

The class has caught a lot of at- 
tention from students and fitness 
center users. 

In the first week of Zumba, 
CLU's dance studio was packed 
with students eager to try some- 
thing new and exciting. 

Freshmen Jett Lewis and Kier- 
sten Lopez stretched out on the 
floor as they geared up for anoth- 
er exciting Zumba class. 

Both girls had done Zumba 
prior to this and were excited that 
CLU was offering a fun, new way 
to work out. 

The Zumba class seemed to be 
overwhelmingly full of female 
students, but Gross points out 
that, "It's not just for girls." 

In fact, the creator of Zumba is a 
male, and no dance experience is 
necessary to participate. 

CLU's new coordinator for Rec- 
reational Sports Graham Crain 

explained his openness to new 
ideas for fitness classes in the fu- 

"I want to put different options 
in front of [fitness center users]," 
he said. 

Compared to the previous se- 
mesters, there are few classes for 
yoga and pilates. Crain hopes to 
increase these classes for the fall, 
but is feeling 
VC tne strain of 

budget limi- 
( Zumba is] rations. 

not just for "We're try- 

girls." ing to find 

ways to work 
Stacy Gross with that," he 

Zumba instructor said. 
"■^—— — Pilates con- 
tinues to be a favorite at CLU on 
Mondays and Wednesdays as stu- 
dents are seen leaving the dance 
studio sweating and acknowledg- 

ing the sore abs they will most 
likely be feeling the next day. 

Though these two classes seem 
to be consistent favorites among 
students, Crain reminds fitness 
center users that we are lucky 
enough to have former Marine 
Mark Glesne teaching a boot 
camp class twice a week 

Glesne's class was popular 
among students last year as an 
early morning class and is hoping 
to gain more popularity this year 
in the evening. 

The class allows people of all fit- 
ness levels to participate and get a 
good workout. 

Crain expresses his understand- 
ing of the importance of structure 
in a new college student's life. 

He hopes to provide a reliable 
place where students can learn 
good exercising habits either 
through fitness center usage or 

fitness class attendance. 

Crain wants to be able to provide 
a built-in fitness plan for all stu- 
dents, athletes and non-athletes 

Many students on campus are 
aware that the Forrest Fitness 
Center offers classes but have yet 
to take full advantage of them. 

"I'm open to anything," senior 
Barron Steele said of trying out 
one of CLU's fitness classes. 

Crain also hopes to continue in- 
creasing the attendance to fitness 
classes on campus. 

The classes offered are free of 
charge to all students and anyone 
with a valid Forrest Fitness Center 

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CLU food services in need of major improvements 

Long lines and 
unhealthy options 
upset some 

Last time I checked it was called 
the cafeteria not the DMV. 

The lunch lines are getting 
beyond ridiculous in both the 
cafeteria and the Centrum, and 
honestly, sometimes it isn't even 
worth the wait. 

Can we at least take the caf- 
eteria food to-go? No, we can't. 
That's what the Centrum is for, 
which is either too expensive or 
there's just not enough options. 

I know quite a few CLU stu- 
dents who feel like the food at 
the cafeteria just isn't cutting it 
for them. And of course, there 

are those who love the cafeteria, 
usually first-year students who 
are most likely adding to their 
Freshman 15. 

With the increase in the student 
population this year, you would 
think that it would be convenient 
for us students to have more op- 
tions for what and where we eat. 

I feel like asking for cheaper 
prices is out of our range during 
this economy, so at this point, 
all we can ask for is more food 
stands around campus with a va- 

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riety of food to choose from. 

Also, it would be nice to have a 
healthy food kiosk in the gym for 
those who are in a rush and just 
want to get a quick healthy snack 
or meal after their workout. And 
no, the vending machine just 
doesn't cut it. 

Speaking of service, realistically 
I feel like CLU isn't going to lis- 
ten to our requests anytime soon, 
so the least they can do for now 
is have the Centrum deliver on 

Think about it for a second. We 
would need deliverers; therefore, 
it will create more on-campus 
jobs. It will also finally put the 
campus security scooters to good 
use. Ok, maybe the scooters idea 
is a little overboard, but like I 
said before, I honestly do not 
think the quality of the food is 
worth waiting for, and since we 
are paying for our food, the least 

And of course, there 
are those who love 
the cafeteria, usually 
first-year students, who 
are most likely adding to 
their Freshman 15. 

CLU can do is deliver. 

I don't think that it will be that 
hard for the CLU staff to figure 
out. They figure out how much 
money we owe them at the end 
of the year, so if they can do that, 
I don't think finding a way to de- 
liver our food is going to be such 
a challenge. 

Mogen Market, which is the 
one and only market on campus, 
allows students to use up their 

bonus points. 

Depending on what meal plans 
students purchase, they are given 
different amount of bonus points 
a semester. The good thing about 
this year that we didn't have last 
year is that the 19 meal plan now 
comes with 50 bonus points. 

I do believe that the Mogen 
Market should allow students to 
use a meal option instead of just 
bonus points. 

Not everyone is able to go to 
the cafeteria during their dinner 
hours, or not everyone can afford 
the prices at the Centrum with 
their meal that counts as $5.25. 
Also, not everyone will use all 
their meals for the week. 

Since meals don't roll over to 
next week, we might as well use 
them at Mogen Market, so that 
way we aren't getting ripped off 
because we basically already paid 
for our meal. 

So where is the CLU food ser- 
vice heading? Hopefully it's head- 
ing right to our dorm room with 
our deliveries. It seems like time 
can only tell if things will start 
getting better. Let's just hope it's 
sooner rather than later. 

'Jersey Shore': reality show sensation or exploitation? 

Students have 
mixed feelings 
over the MTV 
reality show hit 

I once watched an episode 
of MTV's new hit reality show 
"Jersey Shore," and I discov- 
ered why the series raises such 
mixed critiques of controversy 
and admiration. The show at- 
tracts a large fan base, and the 
the Italian gang of self-declared 
"Guido's" and "Guidettes" can 
be seen anywhere. 

The female characters Sammi 
'the Sweetheart' Giancola, Jenni 
'Jwoww' Farley, Nicole 'Snook- 
ie' Polizzi and Angelina Pivar- 
nick are often seen partying in 
popular clubs from Miami to 
the shores of Jersey. 

The gang identifies 
what they belive to 
be fat chicks as "gre- 
nades" and skinny ugly 
women as "landmines." 

The images get more provoca- 
tive as these women flaunt their 
promiscuity and erupt into the 
occasional cat-fight. 

However, are these vulgar ex- 
peditions of sexual freedom 
and feminine prowess creating 

false labels for American wom- 
en worldwide? '"Jersey Shore' 
makes all younger women seem 
easy," junior Maria Segura said. 
Frankly, I agree. 

Equally offensive are the men 
on the program. Mike 'The 
Situation' Sbrrentino, Pauly 
'Pauly D' DelVecchio, Vinny 
Guadagnino and Ronnie Or- 
tiz-Magro are known for their 
crude judgment of women. 

The gang identifies what they 
believe to be fat chicks as "gre- 
nades" and skinny ugly women 
as "landmines." 

Despite these facts, some stu- 
dents enjoy the show. 

"It's so much drama it makes 
it interesting," junior Braden 
Shows said. 

Shows is not the only person 
who seems to get a kick out of 
the Italian crew. Many freshmen 
of Thompson Hall congregate, 
dressing in form-fitting dresses 
and tank-tops in honor of the 
women and men on "Jersey 
Shore." These viewing parties 
of the show are hosted by fresh- 
man Lindsey Gaudioso. 

Yes, there are funny moments, 
interesting characters and Stat- 
en Island accents galore, but am 
I alone in noticing the hurtful 
stereotypes this show seems to 
be promoting to its audience? 

Luckily, companies and sta- 
tions, such as American Fam- 
ily, Domino's Pizza and UNICO, 
seem to share my plight. 

The television station Ameri- 

can Family refuses to air com- 
mercials pertaining to "Jersey 
Shore" on their airways. 

Domino's Pizza, an MTV 
sponsor, also decided to remove 
their ads from the show once 
they received letters of com- 
plaints from Italian- American 

However, the biggest wake-up 
call for MTV should have been 
when UNICO, the largest Ital- 
ian-American service organiza- 
tion in the United States, publi- 
cized its disdain for the series. 

While some seem to find the 
show entertaining, many indi- 
viduals of Italian decent are not 
laughing at the portrayal they 
feel the characters of the show 
are demonstrating. "I'm Ital- 

ian and that [stereotype] an- 
noys me. I feel like they put a 
bad name to all Italians," junior 
Ricki Nilles said. 

Conversely, many students at 
CLU will still cheerfully partici- 
pate as onlookers to the self-de- 
structive behavior, disregarding 
£• the perpetua- 

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the tasteless 

climate of the show, said, "I don't 
have a TV; I don't have the time, 
and if I did have either, I still 
wouldn't be interested." 

Whichever way you choose to 
lean toward, whether good or 
bad, remember that someone is 
affected. It is up to our genera- 
tion to stop feeding into mind- 
less television that is only cre- 
ated because someone out there 
is willing to watch it. 

How bad is it? 
Judge for yourself. 

"Jersey Shore" airs 

Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on 


September 29, 2010 

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OPINION - Page 9 

Co-pay could lead to more illness 

New charges for 
health services 
leads to student 

For the first time CLU's Health 
Services is charging a co-pay of 
$10 before every visit. 

This means that to be seen by 
someone in the office, each stu- 
dent must pay $10. Otherwise 
you will have to go elsewhere for 
medical care. 

This is presenting quite a few 
problems for many students. 
Some students did not seem to 
care about the co-pay because 
they did not think it was that 
much money to spend, or they 
never really use Health Services 

However, for several other stu- 
dents who do use the Health Ser- 
vices, they found the new co-pay 

Many students I spoke with did 
not understand why there was 
an additional charge when there 
never has been before. 

Either way, I find this 
new policy is only 
going to create more ill 
students this coming 

BJ Scott is a current student and 
football player and said that when 
the football players are injured, 
they are sent to the Health Ser- 
vices. His concern was if all ath- 
letes that are sent to the Health 
Services are charged the co-pay. 

According to Health Services, 
any athlete who is sent to Health 

Services by their coaches will not 
have to pay anything in order to 
be treated. 

However, when I called the 
Health Services office, the lady 
who answered the phone refused 
to discuss any of the matter with 

When I asked if I could speak 
with someone else, she refused to 
give the phone to anyone. 

The only thing she mentioned to 
me was that it was not the deci- 

co-pay was because Health Ser- 
vices was tired of getting so many 
students coming in for unneces- 
sary reasons. 

I found this interesting since the 
lady I spoke with said that it was 
CLU's decision and not Health 

Most of the students I spoke 
with seem to really dislike the 
new policy, and none of them 
seem to understand why it was 
enacted this year. 

sion of Health Services but was a 
part of California Lutheran Uni- 
versity's new policies. 

She then offered me an e-mail 
and promised I would be replied 
to by the end of the day, which 
I was not. Also, the e-mail I was 
given would not send because it 
was not a correct e-mail address. 

I find the $10 co-pay to be a little 
much for college students. While 
students are full time, many can- 
not afford medical insurance, and 
I think it has been great having 
the available medical care offered 
for free. 

One CLU student I spoke 
with who recently went into the 
Health Services office said when 
she spoke to the employees there, 
they told her the reason for the 

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The answers students received 
to this question have been an- 
swered very differently from the 
Health Services' employees. 

Either way, 1 find this new poli- 
cy is only going to create more ill 
students this coming fall. If stu- 
dents do not have the money for 
the co-pay, then they will not be 
able to receive treatment. 

Last fall, we had the H1N1 flu 
epidemic, and according to the 
Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, HlNl will be a prob- 
lem again this fall as well as other 
new strains of flus. 

With the new co-pay and cur- 
rent cold season, there is a possi- 
bility of an escalating number of 
students who will be dealing with 
sickness and missing classes. 

Jamba Juice setbacks 

A rumor about a Jamba Juice 
coming to the CLU campus has 
been floating around for about a 

The actual groundbreaking 
date has yet to be announced. 

Don't get me wrong; a Jamba 
Juice on campus would be great, 
especially for myself. 

I am one of Jamba Juice's fre- 
quent customers. I go about two 
to three times a week; I wouldn't 
doubt if I was a major factor in 
keeping my local Jamba Juice in 

As one of Jamba Juices more 
frequent customers, you can 
imagine my excitement when I 
heard whispers of a Jamba Juice 
being built in the Cafe a la Carte. 

It would bring more food op- 
tions than just what the Centrum 
or the cafeteria offer. Plus, who 
doesn't love a good smoothie? 

I asked students for their views 
on the idea: "I think that it is a 
great idea. There are only two 
places to eat on campus and a 
snack shack. We need something 
like that; I think it will be very 
successful," junior Sasha Voi- 
novich said. 

Voinovich is not the only stu- 
dent who is anticipating the ar- 
rival of the Jamba Juice station. 

"I think it should happen be- 
cause there are very limited op- 
tions of what to eat on campus 
and a little diversity would do 
the campus good," freshman 
Garrit Speckhard said. 

Both make good points, which 
I agree with, but I also think that 
before the school tries to imple- 
ment any other food source, they 
should figure out how to operate 
the Centrum and the cafeteria 
more efficiently. 

Although the Centrum has a 

new way of delivering your food, 
the lines to order are still the 
main problem. 

CLU has just welcomed its big- 
gest freshman class this year, 
adding to the number of bod- 
ies on campus and in the dining 
establishments at one particular 

Due to the large class size, lines 
would probably be the number 
one problem the Jamba Juice 
would face. 

The Jamba Juice would have to 
be well organized and ready to 
go the first day of operation to 
handle the demand and interest 
of the eager students. 

With that said, I wonder how 
practical the location of the Jam- 
ba Juice will be? 

The Jamba will take the spot of 
the a la Carte next to the flag- 

The a la Carte serves as a place 
for students to go in between 
classes to grab a bite to eat. 

Just like the caf and the Cen- 
trum, the a la Carte faces the 
same issue dealing with lines, if 
not worse. 

To put a Jamba Juice in a lo- 
cation that already suffers from 
overcrowding just doesn't make 
sense to me. 

The a la Carte geographically 
faces many prominent class- 
rooms that have students com- 
ing in and out every hour on the 

There is no doubt that the ad- 
dition of the Jamba Juice will 
crowd the location and anger not 
only arriving and departing stu- 
dents from their classrooms but 
teachers as well. 

If the Jamba Juice was to be 
built on campus, I think that the 
location should be reconsidered 
and put in a place were there isn't 
as much foot traffic. 

With that said, however, I am 
looking forward to when or if 
the Jamba Juice will ever start 
their blenders. 

Like the famous saying goes, 
actions speak louder than words. 

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September 29, 2010 


Kingsmen water polo scores a comeback victory 

laire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

CLU men's water polo beat 
Fresno Pacific by 2 last Friday, 
Sept. 24 in Riverside at a Cal 
Baptist tournament after a 
devastating loss to the Sunbirds 
the weekend of Sept. 17. 


"This was a good team win. 
Coming over 100 miles for a 
rematch of an overtime loss is 
never easy. To be shorthanded 
the way we are with Wes Lewis 
and Trevor Owens out with 
injuries and still battle is a 
testament to their will" said 
assistant coach Matt Warshaw. 

California Lutheran University 
lost to Chapman earlier in the 
day. Chapman stayed ahead the 
whole game with a score of 9-2 
at halftime, 13-6 at the end of 

Throwing a pass: Sophomore Carter Baldwin throws the ball to a teammate. 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

the third and 15-8 at the end of 
play. CLU junior Jordan Meaney 
led the team with three goals, 
along with senior Brian Gross 
with two, junior Jonnie Par£ 
with two and freshman Evan 
Schu with one. 

The rematch between CLU 
and Fresno Pacific started 
with Fresno ahead at the end 

of the first quarter with a 
score of 2-1. 

CLU came back in the 
second quarter, sending five 
goals past the Fresno goalie 
and putting them ahead with 
a halftime score of Fresno 5, 
CLU 6. 

After halftime, both teams 
scored three goals each to end 

the third quarter 9-8, with CLU 
in the lead. 

CLU scored four goals in 
the fourth, while Fresno only 
put up three. The game ended 
with Kingsmen defeating the 
Sunbirds 13-11. 

"It feels great to beat them. The 
past two times we have played 
them we lost in overtime, so to 

beat them in regulation is very 
rewarding," junior Brandon 
Gross said. 

Meaney led the team in goals 
once again against the Sunbirds, 
scoring six. Other goals came 
from Brandon Gross with four 
and one each from Par6 and 
sophomores Carter Baldwin 
and Max Zappas. CLU freshmen 
goalie John Verlinich had seven 
saves and three steals. 

CLU went to Riverside having 
lost to Fresno Pacific twice in the 
past in overtime and came out 
with a win by two. 

"We did a better job marking 
up their better shooters and 
dropping quicker on their whole 
set. We hope to continue our 
hard team defense and keep 
up our strong counter attack," 
Brandon Gross said. 

CLU will be competing two 
weeks from now at the Claremont 
Convergence Tournament in 
Claremont, where they will be 
facing some SCIAC teams. 

"It was good redeeming 
ourselves today after last 
week's loss. We're going to keep 
working to improve our game, so 
we can reach our goal of winning 
SCIAC," Meaney said. 

SCIAC games start Saturday, 
Oct. 16, with a home game 
against Caltech. 

Fall fitness classes 

Free workout classes are available to all 
CLU students Monday through Thursday 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 

6-7 p.m. 

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CLU offers students, faculty and staff free fitness classes Monday 
through Thursday. 

Zumba is a new program now offered at California Lutheran Uni- 
versity that. Zumba incompasses aerobic workouts to latin musics. 

All classes are located in the dance and fitness studio on the second 
floor of the Gilbert Sport and Fitness Center. 

Bootcamp meets outside the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. 

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September 29, 2010 

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SPORTS - Page 1 1 

La Verne and Caltech get served losses by Regals 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographei 

Served: Sophomore Jacki Russell gets set to serve against Caltech as Rachel Smith eyes her opponents. 

> reanna Woodhouse 
' Sports Editor 

The CLU women's volleyball 
team is 8-3 overal and 3-0 in con- 

Although the Regals experi- 
enced three loses in the beginning 
of September against Wisconsin- 
Whitewater, St. Thomas (MN) 
and Wittenberg (OH), the team 
was able to become stronger. 

"It's always tough in the begin- 

ning, which is where we had all 
of our loses," junior libero Jacki 
Richard said. "We played hard 
teams in the beginning, but we 
had nothing to lose. It only made 
us stronger and has helped us as 
the season has gone on. " 

On Sept. 24, the Regals had a 
home match at California Luther- 
an University in the Gilbert Arena 
against University of La Verne. 

The Regals won all three sets: 
25-15, 25-16 and 25-16. CLU had 

six blocks and La Verne had four. 

"We have almost the same start- 
ers as last year, so we know how 
we all play," Richard said. 

The Regals did lose starter and 
Ail-American player Erin Exline 
due to a torn anterior cruciate 

However, the Regals have put 
frehsman Lauren Rohach in her 

On Sept. 25, the Regals played 
Caltech on CLU's home court 

where they again defeated their 
opponents 25-9, 25-11, 15-21. 

The match against Caltech 
marked the third straight sweep 
as they improved their conference 

record to 3-0. 

CLU's next home match is 
against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 
on Sat. Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Gilbert arena. 

Kingsmen soccer come up short of goals on the road 

Men's soccer 
struggles against 
La Verne, Pomona 


aron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The CLU mens soccer team 
couldn't catch the back of the net 
this past week on their road trip, 
suffering losses to conference 
opponents Pomona-Pitzer 

Colleges and the University of La 
Verne by the respective scores of 
1-0 and 3-0. 

Within the first 60 seconds of 
the game Wednesday against 
the Kingsmen, Pomona-Pitzers 
Danny Nasry scored the first 
goal, and California Lutheran 
University had its back against 
the wall the rest of the way. 

The CLU defense played strong 
the final 88 minutes of the 
game, including five saves from 
sophomore goalkeeper Chris 
Holm, bringing his season total 
to 30. 

It was also the first time in 
three games that the defense had 
allowed the opposition to score. 
However, the Kingsmen offense 
struggled against the Sagehens, 
attempting only three shots, 
compared to Pomona-Pitzer's 
five for the game, while failing to 

Senior captain Jorge Martinez 
feels that the team is young and 
needs to be more consistent on 
both ends of the field to compete 
with the other teams in the 
SCIAC conference. 

"We have not been mentally 
prepared for games due to the 
inexperience of our team and we 
are slowly learning that games 
are sometimes won in a matter 
of seconds. We just have to be 
focused from the moment the 
whistle blows," Martinez said. 

The Kingsmen looked to move 
past the difficult loss when they 
traveled to La Verne on Saturday, 
but things didn't get much 
better as the team fell 3-0 to the 


ULV had two goals before 
halftime and kept the CLU 
offense contained the rest of the 
way to record the shutout. 

The Kingsmen had multiple 
opportunities to score, including 
seven corner kicks and two shots 
each from midfielders freshman 
Ivan Sanchez, sophomore Eddie 
Gonzalez and freshman forward 
Kevin Tanner, but could not put 
any pressure on the Leopards. 

Freshman goalkeeper Miguel 
Silva saw action in the 36 ,h 
minute, recording six saves and 
allowing only one goal, which 
came in the 70 111 minute. 

"For us to be successful, we need 
to be more physical," Martinez 
said. "Teams are muscling us off 

the ball and getting more of the 
50-50 balls." 

Despite the slow start, the 
Kingsmen fee! that they can 
still turn their season around. 
With 12 games remaining in the 
regular season, including eight 
at home, Martinez feels that 
the team can definitely make a 
run and surprise the rest of the 


"We're hoping that the second 
half of season will be a lot better 
since we'll be at home for the 
majority of the games. For our 
team to be able to turn around and 
make this season a memorable 
one, we need to mature and learn 
very quickly," Martinez said. "We 
also need to be defensively smart 

and tuned into the game from the 
first second. Most importantly, 
we need to finish a couple of 
goals, and everything else will 

The next game for the men's 
soccer is Wednesday, Sept. 29 
against Redlands at 4 p.m. West 

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7:30 p.m. 

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September 29, 2010 

Regals soccer dominates Pomona-Pitzer and ULV 

Saved: Senior goalkeeper Kristin Borzi punts the ball away from CLU'sgoal box. 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

Goal oriented: Junior Rebekah Casas sprints toward the goal. 

Chris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's soccer team 
remains undefeated as they 
dominated Pomona-Pitzer with 
a score of 2-0 at West Field on 
Wednesday afternoon. 

California Lutheran University 
controlled possession of the ball 
for the majority of the game and 
outshot Pomona-Pitzer 22-6 in a 
match that was scoreless for the 
first 55 minutes. 

The game was tied at the half 
thanks in part to the Sagehens' 
keeper Talia Shulman who had 
three of her five saves in the first 

CLU had several opportunities 
before the break, which included 
senior Brittany Clark having 
a close range shot saved by 
Shulman, and sophomore Kristin 
Cameron hitting the crossbar off a 

corner kick. 

The Regals, determined to score, 
kept up the pressure in the second 
half and finally found the back 
of the net when freshman Jess 
Armstrong headed in a cross from 
fellow freshman Kristina Hulse in 
the 54 th minute. 

Sophomore Maya Virgen 
concluded the scoring in the 67 th 
minute with a one-on-one move 
that found the right side of the 

The final score wasn't a clear 
indication of how CLU dominated 
the match, as they had advantages 
in every facet of the game and 
sent wave after wave of attacks 
against the Sagehens' defense 
before the eventual game winner 
by Armstrong. 

"We weren't real happy with 
our overall play and felt it was 
important to get a goal early in 
the second half," said head coach 

Steve Marino. "I felt we needed 
to play with more urgency to get 
control of the game. We need to 
play our style and play well for 
90 minutes. All SCIAC games are 
must wins to get to the NCAAs." 

Clark and Cameron lead the 
Regals in shots on goal with five 
a piece. Junior midfielder Sinead 
Vaughan, who had four shots on 
goal, created several opportunities 
with her play. 

"Our level of play in the second 
half was better, especially Myra's," 
Vaughan said. "She was not afraid 
to take people one-on-one, and she 
made life hard on their defenders. 
Her goal was due to some good 
footwork and composure in front 
of the goal. She picked her spot 
and just placed it in the net." 

The Sagehens (3-3-0, 1-2- 
SCIAC) mustered only six 
shots on goal and lost a second 
consecutive league game. Jen 

Nishioka and Traci Lopez led the 
visitors with two shots on goal 

Senior CLU keeper Kristin Borzi 
earned the clean sheet with two 
saves and was largely untested 
for most of the match in part to 
a stingy Regals defense led by 
junior Rebekah Casas. 

CLU has preserved shutouts in 
three of its matches this season 
and is outscoring its opponents 
by a margin of 1 9-5. 

"We have had an amazing start 
to the season, and although we 
are seated nicely, we can't let our 
guard down," freshman defender 
Audrey Dow said. "In order to 
keep our ranking, we need to 
continue to improve with each 
game. The team wants to go 
undefeated through the season 
and win our conference. That 
starts with every girl doing their 
own part: the forwards finishing 

and putting goals away and the 
defenders keeping goals out." 

CLU (7-0-1, 2-0-1) won yet 
again on Saturday afternoon after 
defeating La Verne (0-6-0, 0-4-0 
SCIAC) at home by a score of 6- 1 . 
Clark recorded her second hat 
trick of the season en route to the 
victory, and CLU remains perfect 
for the season. 

On deck; 

K6ALS ^P^ 

Cal Lutheran 
vs. Redlands 

Wed. 7 p.m. 


Reality sacks NFL predictions for the 2010 season 


It's only three weeks into the 
2010 NFL season, and already 
most of the predictions that were 
made can be thrown out the 

As is the case every season, 
several teams have come out 
of nowhere to start the year on 
fire, while other teams that were 
supposed to be contenders turn 
out to be just pretenders. 

The season begins with everyone 
looking up to Drew Brees and the 
New Orleans Saints, who defeated 
perennial MVP Peyton Manning 
and the Indianapolis Colts to win 
the franchise's first Super Bowl. 
The pressure is now on the Saints 
to be the first repeat champions 
since the New England Patriots 
in 2004. 

However, the defending champs 

may be lucky just to make it 
out of the NFC South, the only 
division to never have a repeat 
winner. They have already lost 
a heartbreaker to the Atlanta 
Falcons, while Tampa Bay looks 
much improved from last year. 

Meanwhile, the Colts are no 
longer the clear favorites in the 
AFC South thanks to a humbling 
defeat to Houston the first week 
of the season. This could be the 
year that Andre Johnson and the 
Texans finally earn a spot in the 
playoffs. The Titans will always 
be dangerous as long as they have 
2,000 yard man Chris Johnson 
running the ball. 

No team made a greater push 
in the offseason to reach the next 
level than the New York Jets, and 
no team talked as much either. 
The guys from Hard Knocks 
took a step in the right direction 
by handling Tom Brady and the 
Patriots a couple weeks ago. 
The Pats still have the firepower 
to take the AFC East, and the 
Dolphins have become one of 

the most physical teams in the 

After three weeks, I think its 
safe to say no one knows what to 
expect from the NFC East. The 
Cowboys were supposed to be 
on the short list of Super Bowl 
favorites but have been extremely 
inconsistent. Donovan McNabb 
still hasn't made the Redskins 
very good, and Eli Manning and 
the Giants have already been 
blown out twice, which is never 
a good sign this early. The most 
stunning development has been 
the impressive play of the Eagles 
under new starting quarterback 
Michael Vick. His success on the 
field seems to be giving him a 
small measure of redemption for 
his sins. 

It surprised no one that Brett 
Favre again decided to put off 
retirement one last time (I'll 
believe it when I see it) to try and 
help the Vikings win the Super 
Bowl. What has been surprising 
is the way his play has regressed 
from last year to the first three 

games this season. Minnesota 
isn't going to make it out of the 
NFC North if he keeps playing 
poorly because the Packers are 
for real, and the Bears are leaps 
and bounds better than last year. 
The Lions.. .not so much. 

The AFC North has built itself 
upon the reputation of being 
the toughest, most physical 
division in football. The Ravens, 
Steelers and Bengals have all 
relied on a tough defense to 
start the year well. Pittsburgh 
has done so without the help of 
Ben Roethlisberger, who is still 
suspended by the league. If they 
can win like this without him, it 
doesn't bode well for the other 
teams when he returns. 

Perhaps the most surprising 
team out of the gate is the Kansas 
City Chiefs. Very few people, if 
any, picked them to win the AFC 
West, but at 3-0 they are well on 
their way. The Chargers have 
dominated this division in recent 
years, but the holdouts of Marcus 
McNeil! and Vincent Jackson 

have left them without two of 
their best players. In Denver, it's 
still not apparent if head coach 
Josh McDaniels knows what he is 

This brings us to the NFC 
West, which is playing up to its 
reputation as "NFC Worst" in 
the early part of the season. The 
49ers were supposed to be one of 
the hot teams coming into this 
season but have fallen flat on 
their face so far. The Cardinals 
are struggling without Kurt 
Warner as their quarterback, 
and the Rams simply don't have 
the talent to contend yet. The 
Seahawks may end up winning 
the division by default. Hopefully 
we don't have to see a sub-. 500 
playoff team. 

With the current collective 
bargaining agreement between 
players and ownership expiring 
in March, there has been growing 
speculation that a lockout could 
be on the horizon. So enjoy this 
season while you have it football 


Cafeteria and 
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on campus to 
be remodeled 

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October 6, 2010 Vol. 56 Number 3 

Health insurance can now be 
paid by parents until age 26 


essica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

Six months after the act was 
signed, a number of provisions 
under the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act are taking 

One such provision allows 
parents to cover their children 
on their health insurance until 
they reach the age of 26. 

According to the Department 
of Health and Human Services, 
approximately 30 percent of 
young adults do not have health 

They approximate that this bill 
could be a relief to and provide 
coverage for about 1.2 million 
people ages 19 to 25. 

Some young adults are 
offered insurance through their 
employers, so this bill will not 
apply to them. 

"This bill does not affect me 
in anyway because my health 
insurance is already covered 
through where I work," senior 
Lisette Argott said. 

According to studies, only 
25 percent of young adults are 
offered insurance through their 
employers; this bill could be 
helpful to the 75 percent who 
are not. 

Most insurance packages 
provided by companies will 
not change because of this new 
bill, but many employers are 
expected to change the packages 
that they offer. 

This bill could be very helpful 
for kids who plan on attending 
graduate school because some 
graduate and Ph.D programs 
do not offer insurance that is 
affordable for students. 

JeanSandlin.a communication 
[See HEALTH, Page 2] 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

Multimedia: Senior Rachel Ferguson highlights her photography display. 

Project 24: now showcased 
along hallway in Humanities 

ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

An artsy display has made 
its way back into the Soiland 
Humanities Center of CLU. 

In its fourth year, Project 24 is a 
display of posters by the previous 
semester's advanced multimedia 

"You meet some people and 
hear their stories and you go 
places you wouldn't go on your 
own time," senior Michael 

Zubach said. 

His Project 24 poster is 
currently on display. 

"Project 24 is an exhibition of 
the adventures of the advanced 
multimedia class who spent three 
days last semester chronicling 24 
hours in the life of their school, 
the city of Thousand Oaks 
and the city of Los Angeles," 
according to CLU's Arts and 
Events Calendar. 

Located in the hall of the 
[See PROJECT, Page 3] 

Club Lu 
switches up 
schedule and 

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On Air: Lance Orozco, pictured in the KCLU studio, will accept the award for the station in New York City. 

KCLU to receive excellence award 

achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

The KCLU radio station, located 
on the CLU campus, is a leading 
National Public Radio station that 
will be receiving the 2010 Edward 
R. Murrow Award in New York 
City on Oct. 11. 

The Edward R. Murrow Award 
will be accepted by Lance Orozco, 
the news director for KCLU. 

"I used to tease Lance about 
winning the national award and 
flying to New York with him 
someday, and now my teasing is 
a reality; not just for KCLU but 
the whole community is so proud 
of Lance and especially how the 
station has evolved since Lance 
came on board," said Mary Olson, 
the general manager of KCLU. "I 
truly am his biggest fan." 

The award will recognize Orozco 
for the best audio sports reporting 
for his story, "The Oldest Dodger," 
a story of the oldest living major 
league baseball player, Tony 

The story aired last October, and 
after winning the regional award, 
it went on to win the national 

KCLU was founded by 
California Lutheran University 
in October 1994 with a goal to 
provide quality radio. 

The station broadcasts 
programming to Ventura and 
Santa Barbara counties. 

KCLU and its staff strives to 
provide quality news even when 
the industry is in constant change. 

Prior to working at KCLU, 
Orozco worked many years at 
CBS in Los Angeles and before 
that for a couple years at NBC. 

Both heightened his career, 
but at KCLU he was able to 
focus on stories important to the 

"At the time I did this story, I 
didn't think I was doing anything 
special or magical; I was just 
doing my job to present an 
interesting and entertaining story 
to the KCLU community," Orozco 
said. "I do what I do not to win 
awards but to present a good 

He wanted to present this story 
after he became interested in 
finding the oldest major league 
baseball player. 

By luck or fate, he found out that 
Malinosky lived just a city away in 
Oxnard, Calif. 

"I literally searched in the 
phonebook and got a hold of his 
caregiver. She was able to set up a 
time for me to meet with him, and 
at first I wasn't sure how the story 
would turn out knowing he was 
100 years old," Orozco said. "But 
after finding out what a character 
he was, I called my friends up at 
channel 9, and they even did a 
special on him." 

The Radio Television Digital 
News Association has been 

honoring those worthy in the 
electronic journalism industry 
with the Edward R. Murrow 
Award since 1977. 

The radio station is located in 
Mt. Clef Hall in a 400 square-foot 

On Aug. 24 the station broke 
ground for the new $2.9 million 
broadcast center. 

The center will include the 
KCLU station on the second floor 
and classrooms for students on 
the first floor. 

"The great thing about the 
move is that a lot of the funds 
for the building came from the 
community," said Tori Krikau, 
student receptionist for KCLU. 
"This just shows that KCLU is 
doing something right and that 
people are supportive and aware 
of what the station needs." 

KCLU offers opportunities for 
students as well. 

"From the first day I started 16 
years ago at KCLU until now, we 
have always had students working 
or interning. We have had some 
exceptional students on the air," 
Olson said. 

One student even won a Golden 
Mic Award. 

"We are thrilled for students 
to have their own facility geared 
toward the broadcast industry," 
Olson said. 

For the future of the radio 
station, Olson has said it best, 
"stay tuned." 

Check us out 

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Cafeteria and SUB revamps 
top Cal Lutheran's wish list 

atie Yates 

Staff Writer 

Students and faculty can look 
forward to a lot of updates and 
additions to the CLU campus 
over the next five to 10 years. 

The latest addition to the 
California Lutheran University 
campus was the Swenson Center 
for Social and Behavioral 
Sciences, which will have a 
dedication ceremony on Oct. 22 
at 4:15 p.m. 

The building is open for classes 
this fall semester and holds nine 
classrooms as well as two new 
computer labs. 

"The Swenson Center for 
Social and Behavioral Sciences 
is open and serving faculty and 
students very well," said William 
Rosser, vice president of Student 
Affairs and dean of students. 
"It is a wonderful step forward 
in providing excellent facilities 
that richly contribute to, and 
enhance, academic life at the 

As for recent plans, construction 
for a new Jamba Juice on campus 
will begin soon and will open 
sometime around next semester. 

"Jamba Juice received full 
permits from the County Health 
Department a couple of weeks 
ago and is now under review for 
a building permit," said Ryan 

Van Ommeren, associate vice 
president of Facility Operations 
and Planning. "The project is 
going to be installed in the kiosk 
structure next to the Ahmanson 
Science building." 

Besides the construction of the 
new Jamba Juice, the William 
Rolland Stadium, which broke 
ground on Sept. 13, is having the 
££ final sketches 

We definitely produced. 
need a new "We plan 
cafeteria, and to start this 
we are project in 

engaged in December," 
the planning Van Ommeren 
process to said. "The 
clearly stadium 

identify a should be 
vision ." finished by 

next year's first 
Ryan Van home football 

Ommeren game." 

Associate Vice The $8.9 
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Facilities stadium will 

be two stories, 

will hold 

2,000 seats and will be used for 
sports as well as commencement 

In addition to the football field, 
the stadium will house an art 

As for the next few years, 
several buildings are planned to 
have some upgrades. 

Photo by Bekah Kliewer- Photo Editor 

A Look to the Future: A billboard outside the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center details the plans for the future 
home of the William Rolland Stadium. 

"The next three major facilities 
on the horizon for the university, 
beyond the football stadium, 
radio station and early childhood 
education center that are all 
currently under development, 
are a new dining facility, a center 
for the visual and performing 
arts and a significant expansion 
and renewal of the facilities for 
the natural sciences," Rosser 

There is still the issue of where 
the money will come from. 

"Beyond planning, we will 
need to identify achievable 
fundraising plans for the 

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buildings," Van Ommeren said. 

A replacement for the cafeteria 
and Student Union Building are 
also in the works. 

"We definitely need a new 
cafeteria, and we are engaged in 
the planning process to clearly 
identify a vision and a conceptual 
estimate" Van Ommeren said. 

The new cafeteria will be moved 
to the location of the SUB, which 
will end up being two floors. 

"Right now, we have planned 
that food service will be on the 
second floor and a replacement 
for the existing SUB will be on 
the ground floor," Van Ommeren 

This year, the Early Childhood 
Center broke ground on Sept. 12 
and .is a $2 million facility that 

will replace what was supposed 
to be temporary location when 
the program began in 1974. 

The facility will hold faculty 
offices, classrooms and a 

Lastly, the KCLU Broadcast 
Center, which broke ground 
on Aug. 24, is undergoing 
construction and is scheduled 
to open by 2011. 

The two-story broadcast center 
will provide students with a 
better facility to learn in. 

"As a listener and member, I 
am excited that KCLU will soon 
have a broadcast center that 
is reflective of the excellence 
it produces every day," Rosser 

Students don't need to worry 
about paying for insurance 

[HEALTH, from Page 1] 
professor at California Lutheran 
University, has a 20-year-old son 
who plans on going into a Ph.D 
program after graduating, and 
she thinks that this new plan 
could be helpful to him until he 
finishes his schooling. 

"He won't have to worry 
about insurance now because 
he will be covered through our 
insurance until his education is 
completed," Sandlin said. 

This new health plan covers 
young adults who have 
previously fallen off of their 
parents' insurance plan, along 
with married children and 
even children who are already 
financially independent. 

The plan does not cover the 
spouses of the children being 
covered or their children. 

Cynthia Smith, assistant 
director of the Career Services 
Center at CLU, has two younger 
children, so she is not sure how 
this bill will affect her in the 
long run. 

Although she agrees that this 
could be useful to people, she 
also thinks that most young 

adults only need to be covered 
on their parents insurance up 
until they graduate college. 

"I was covered on my parents' 
insurance until I graduated 
college; then I found a job and 
got my own coverage," Smith 

However, this new law may 
not apply to all health benefits. 

It covers medical benefits, but 
it may not apply to such things 
as dental and eye care. 

There are different eligibilities 
for different benefits, so it is 
important to look carefully at 
what you and your family are 
entitled to. 

This bill becomes effective 
for the health policy at the 
beginning of the planned year, 
which for most policies begins 
on Oct. 1. 

Insurers and employers are 
required by law to notify their 
consumers about the 30-day 
enrollment period. 

Most employers will just add 
the new policy to their open 
enrollment period which opens 
up in fall and begins on Jan. 1, 

October 6, 2010 

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NEWS - Page 3 

Students display daily 
lives through their art 

[PROIECT, from Page 1] 

Soiland Humanities Center, 
it's a colorful experience to walk 

While walking to class, students 
can enjoy the artwork that their 
peers designed and become 
inspired to do something 
spectacular as well. 

"Three places, three people, 
three things," is how junior 
Katelyn Miller explains the 

Miller is currently in the 
planning stages of her project. 

She wants to have a career in 
post-production film when she 
graduates, which is why she 
chose multimedia as her major. 

The students were asked to 
record thoughts, feelings, norms, 
impressions and everyday 

With all of their information 
gathered, the students compiled 
posters that represented what 
they found in their research of 
daily life. 

The Arts and Events Calendar 
states, "entire universes come 
to life from the inventive minds 
of intermediate multimedia 

Project 24 takes place during 
students' junior year. 

It is not just one semester; it is 

over the course of an entire year. 
The first semester consists of 
planning the project, then taking 
the photos and shooting the 

Second semester is when the 
project is put together, and the 
graphics are added, according to 

"The photos end up being put 
into graphic design, so you really 
want to take pictures that are 
good quality," Zubach said. 

This exhibit of posters stays on 
display from May to December 
of this year. 

Anyone is welcome to check 
out the display. 

The admission is free and 
it is located in the bottom 
floor hallway of the Soiland 
Humanities Center. 

"It's a good opportunity to work 
on film skills if you want to go 
into film," Zubach said. 

Many students at CLU involved 
in the multimedia major want to 
pursue a career in that field. 

These classes get them out into 
the real world, experiencing 
things that they might not see 

"Who knows, one day we 
might see one of them on the big 
screen," states the CLU Arts and 
Events Calendar. 

Photo by Talia I , nicks - Staff Photograph* 

Photo Art: (above) Senior Colin Mayuga's project is shown in the Soiland Humanities Building's hallway, 
(below) Senior Jaleesa Robinson stands next to her multimedia designer panel from last year's Project 24. 

One-third freed: American woman returns home 


avier Walton 
Staff Writer 

Sarah Shourd, an American hiker who was 
imprisoned for 13 months and falsely accused of 
espionage, was released from Tehran's Evin Prison 
on Sept. 14,2010. 

Shourd's journey began July 31, 2009 when 
she and two other Americans were detained by 
Iranian border patrol for accidentally hiking into 
unmarked territory between Iran and Kurdistan. 

"It's scary just to think something like that 
could happen to me; I don't know what I'd do," 
said Nicole Rains, a CLU sophomore who will be 
£( studying abroad in Barcelona 

> . next semester. 

It SJUSt scary Accor d ing t0 Rains, her parents 
are not pleased with her decision 
to study abroad because of 
foreign issues such as these. 

The two other Americans were 
Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal. 

According to FreetheHikers. 
org, a website dedicated to 
getting the hikers home safely, 
Shane Bauer, a fluent Arabic 
speaker, is a freelance journalist 
and photographer based in the 
Middle East. 
He is also engaged to Shourd. 
loshua Fattal is an environmentalist and educator. 
Before being detained, he spent five months as an 
instructor for the International Honors Program, 
where he traveled across Europe. 

According to the New York Times, Shourd is an 
English teacher in Damascus, Syria and a freelance 

to think 
like that 
happen to 
me; I don't 
know what 
I'd do." 

Nicole Rains 

journalist. She is also a student of the Arabic 

After being held captive for more than three 
months, the American hikers were tried in front of 
Iranian authorities. The authorities accused them 
of espionage. 

It was unclear whether Iran had filed a legal 
course of action or if prosecutors were just making 
accusations for reasons that remain unknown. 

It took nearly a year for court officials to formally 
charge Bauer, Fattal and Shourd. 

According to the New York Times, they were 
charged with "illegal border crossing." 

Under Iranian law that entails a cash penalty, not 
jail time. 

Shourd, who was in solitary confinement for 410 
days and only allowed visitation with Bauer and 
Fattal twice a day for thirty minutes, was released 
after paying a bail amount of $500,000. 

According to Dr. Paul Hanson, a California 
Lutheran University history professor, the 
timeliness of Shourd's release is tri-fold. 

"It is either an act of charity to mark the end of 
Ramadan— the Muslim holy month— an attempt to 
get Iranian prisoners held in the United States back 
to Iran or a way for Iranian President Mahmoud 
Ahmadinejad to create positive public relations 
before he met in New York with the United 
Nations," Hanson said. 

Bauer and Fattal still remain in the custody of 
Iranian authorities at Evin Prison, which is noted 
for it's political prisoners wing. 
They hope to be able to come home quickly. 
The United States government is in the process of 
making a deal similar to that of Shourd's. 
"Iran is just using them as pawns," Hanson said. 

CLUtube makes watching 
campus events even easier 

For the Record 

In the Sept. 29 issue, our story titled "Campus security cracks down on safety" contained errors. 
Campus Security has only one T3 electric vehicle. Assistant director of Public Safety, Craig Lightfoot, 
is a CLU graduate and former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. The new Public Safety supervisor, 
Lance Inglis, was a former Ventura County sheriffs deputy. The CLU Emergency Alert System has 
the contact information of students only if they enter it into the online database. 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

The invention of the video 
sharing website YouTube has 
revolutionized the Internet. CLU 
has recently created a similar 
technology, called CLUTube, to 
help broadcast campus events 

It has provided users with 
entertainment as well as useful 

Although CLUtube is an 
beneficial tool, it is still relatively 
unknown to many students, 
particularly underclassmen on 

"I haven't even heard of it," 
junior Wren Cherney said. 
"What is that?" 

CLUtube provides all those 
who are interested in California 
Lutheran University with 
live stream video and audio 
broadcasts as well as podcasts. 

One of the advantages of 
CLUtube is the live stream 
coverage of CLU athletics. 

With this new technology, 
CLU provides both video and 
audio broadcasts of away games 
to the fans that wish to see their 
favorite CLU sports teams, even 
when they are playing games in 
other cities or states. 

One of the most recent videos 
uploaded to CLUtube was the 
highlights of the first home 
football victory over fourth 
ranked team in the country 
Linfield College. 

Through the use of CLUtube, 

students, parents and faculty 
were able to view some of the big 
game changing plays. 

"I was able to hear the audio 
broadcast of the CLU vs. PLU 
game through CLUtube when 
the football team played up in 
Washington. It was a good way 
to keep me up to speed on what 
was going on," senior Chris 
Doukakis said. 

The website also provides 
postgame interviews with 
coaches and players. 

Another benefit that CLUtube 
has been able to provide is 
broadcasting some of the events 
and festivals that CLU has 
featured on campus. 

Last month, CLUtube 
broadcasted the Corporate 
Leaders Breakfast, which was 
held off-campus at the Ronald 
Reagan Library. 

The breakfast included 
several faculty members of 
CLU including President Chris 
Kimball, who spoke at the event. 

Other faculty members 
such as Ed Julius, professor of 
business administration and 
Leanne Neilson, provost and 
vice president of Academic 
Affairs, are featured on CLUtube 
speaking in regards to supporting 
the CLU annual fund. 

In addition to live stream 
videos, podcasts from CLU's 
Samuelson Chapel are also 

CLUtube is available for those 
interested to browse at www. 

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Chinese Moon Festival concert gathers full house 


ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

In celebration of the Chinese 
Moon Festival, also referred to as 
the Mid-Autumn Festival, CLU's 
Samuelson Chapel welcomed a 
packed venue for the Moon Festi- 
val Concert on Saturday evening, 
Oct. 2. 

The chapel was filled with com- 
munity members of all ages as the 
event was family friendly. 

There were so many attendees 
that people were even standing in 
the aisles to watch. 

The Pacific Pearl Music Associa- 
tion (PPMA) was one of the spon- 
sors for the event. 

"I feel that the wide variety of 
music brought in the large crowd, 
in addition to the large amount of 
marketing CLU did for the event," 
said Tim Proffitt, executive director 
of PPMA. "We plan on continuing 
this event for many years to come." 

Two CLU students who are en- 
rolled in a Chinese class offered 
on campus opened the event with 
a bilingual introduction in English 
and Chinese. 

Attendees were amused and im- 
pressed by the fluency of the trans- 

Following the introduction, the 
Pacific Pearl Symphony Orches- 
tra set the mood with "Jupiter, the 
Bringer of Jollity." 

The Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk 
Ensemble, Dancing String Cham- 
ber, Yang Sheng Choir and Hua 
Sheng Choir also displayed their 
musical talent at the concert. 

The two and a half hours was 
filled with music dedicated to set- 
ting the atmosphere for the Chi- 

nese Moon Festival. The audience 
was delighted by the surprise bag- 
pipe performance at the close of the 

Elizabeth Maxim, a community 
member who attended the event 
with her family, expressed her sat- 
isfaction with the event. 

"We really enjoyed the concert 
• £ tonight. The 

My favorite 
part was 
going to 
to get fresh 
moon cakes" 

Elizabeth Maxim little girl. My 
Community favorite part 

member was always go- 

^^^^^^^^^ ing to China- 
town to get fresh moon cakes." 

The Chinese Moon Festival has 
been celebrated by Chinese and 
Vietnamese people for over 3,000 

The festival always takes place on 
the 15th day of the eighth month, 
according to the lunar calendar. On 
this day of the year, the moon is 
said to be fullest and brightest. 

The Chinese Moon Festival is 
considered one of the most im- 
portant Chinese holidays, ranking 
with Chinese New Year and Winter 

Moon cakes, pastries filled with 
nuts, mashed red beans and Chi- 
nese dates, are an indispensable 
part of the celebration. 

Family members traditionally 
gather to enjoy moon cakes while 
admiring the full moon only on 
this day. 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographet 

Left: The Female Semichorus from the Hua Sheng Choir performed "On Wings of Song" in many colorful dresses. 
Right: Li Zhang from Beijing performed a piece titled "The Sentiments of Homecoming." 

"The thing about the Chinese and can only be seen during the 
Moon Festival that I find most in- festival," said Mary Behm, a CLU 
teresting is the belief that a Chinese student studying the Chinese lan- 
goddess is present in the moon guage. 

For more information about the 
Pacific Pearl Music Association 


Documentary depicts women's movement to end civil war 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

Aiming to raise awareness, the 
Center for Equality and Justice 
showed its first film of the Reel 
Justice Film Series, "Praying the 
Devil Back to Hell," on Wednes- 
day, Sept. 29. 

The Reel Justice Film Series is 
an ongoing event throughout the 
school year that is put on by the 
Center for Equality and Justice 

It has been around for two years 
according to Dr. Greg Freeland, 
CEJ director. 

He noted that the films shown 
usually involve topics of strug- 
gling and fighting for rights and 

"I hope that [the viewers] find 
a connection between all people, 
whether they are from Africa, 
Asia, the United States or any- 
where else in the world," Free- 
land said. "Hopefully they gain a 
new respect on how to fight for 
their rights. You don't have to 
pick up a gun to fight; you can do 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 
Reel Justice: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" kicked off the film series. 

things peacefully." 

CEJ focuses on targeting those 
with a similar passion in advo- 
cating a society with equality 
and social justice. Its goal is to 
promote this through learning 
experiences that raise awareness. 

"The Center for Equality and 
Justice is a place where we can 

have students, faculty and staff 
work together to connect like- 
minded people toward activism 
and awareness," said Sara Pressey, 
student program coordinator for 

The center is always coming up 
with new ways to share knowl- 
edge and ideas about key issues 

in our society. Being "outcome- 
oriented," it supports many dif- 
ferent organizations and helps 
students find out ways that they 
can assist the community in 
meaningful service projects. 

According to statistics from the 
CEJ website, "Annually, up to 800 
students from CLU, California 
State University Channel Islands 
and the community colleges will 
be involved, along with 15 differ- 
ent community organizations." 

CEJ also researches methods to 
approach challenges occurring 
around the world, such as envi- 
ronmental issues, suicide and in 
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell," 
equal rights for women. 

Award-winning "Pray the Devil 
Back to Hell" starts off with illus- 
trations of impoverished women 
and children, then fades into 
footages of poverty in Liberia. 
Little girls are shown walking 
miles, balancing baskets on the 
top of their heads. 

With white shirts and white 
strips of cloth wrapped around 
their heads, the women of Libe- 

ria congregate to take down the 

dictator who is leading a vicious 


They form the Mass Action 

Campaign for 


You don't 
have to pick 
up a gun to 
right; you 
can do things 

Greg Freeland 
Director of 
the Center for 
Equality and 

Peace move- 

"Looking at 
people who 
have lost ev- 
erything yet 
still have 

hope, that's 
when I want- 
ed a women's 
said a woman 
speaking in 
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The first film of the series this 
year shines a light on women's 
struggles against dictators for 
human rights and justice. 

"The women in this film are 
truly an inspiration. They are 
modern-day saints," Freeland 

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Pink signifies Breast Cancer Awareness Month 


anna Halld6rsd6ttir 

Staff Writer 

From water fountains dyed 
pink in Kansas City to NFL play- 
ers sporting pink, during games, 
organizations throughout the 
country are finding innova- 
tive ways to raise breast cancer 
awareness during the month of 

The National Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month (NBCAM) or- 
ganization was founded in 1984, 
as a partnership of national pub- 
lic service organizations, profes- 
sional medical associations and 
government agencies. 

These institutions work to- 
gether to promote awareness of 
the cancer that kills over a 100 
Americans daily. 

The month of October was 
chosen, in part, because the first 
Race for the Cure was held in 
the previous October in 1983. It 
was hosted by one of NBCAM's 
funding organizations, Susan G. 
Komen for the Cure. 

CLU senior Stephanie Saindon 
knows all too well how devastat- 
ing breast cancer can be. Sain- 
don's grandmother lost her bat- 
tle with the disease in July. 

"This disease not only affected 
my grandma, but it affected the 
whole family and the commu- 
nity surrounding her," Saindon 
said. "I can't even begin to de- 
scribe how it feels to have one 
of the most influential people in 
your life taken from you." 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 

Bulletin board: Stephanie Saindon aimed to raise awareness in Trinity Hall 

As a Residential Assistant, 
Saindon is helping spread aware- 
ness by posting a breast cancer 
awareness bulletin board on the 
fourth floor of Trinity Hall. 

"I am such a strong advocate 
for spreading the world and 
helping reach out in any way 
possible," she said. 

The American Cancer Society 
estimates that 254,650 new cases 
of breast cancer were diagnosed 
among women in 2009. 

This makes the disease the sec- 
ond most common cancer in 
females, preceeded only by skin 

There are approximately 2.5 

million breast cancer survivors 
in the US. 

CLU junior Kristina Barckley 
has a mother who is a breast can- 
cer survivor. 

"Before my mom was diag- 
nosed, it was just some other 
disease out there, and I felt as 
though it would never happen to 
me or anyone extremely close to 
f * me. Boy was 

JjT I wrong," she 

Before my said 

mom was After her 

diagnosed, it mother was 

was ,ust some di ed> 

started vol- 

other disease 
out there." 

unteering for 
Kristina Barckley the Amerjcan 

Iunior Cancer Soci- 


"I was a team captain for four 
years, and our team, Templeton 
Sole, raised over $25,000 for the 
great organization," Barckley 

The survival rate for women 
diagnosed with breast cancer 
has increased steadily in the 
past twenty years. The American 
Cancer Society attributes that to 
improved treatment and early 
detection that comes from in- 
creased awareness. 

Kimberlie Harwood, MR spe- 
cialist at the Nancy Reagan 
Breast Center in Simi Valley, rec- 
ommends that girls start self-ex- 
amining their breasts at an early 

"By the time we are eighteen we 
know every feature of our face, 
our arms, our legs, but most peo- 
ple don't really get to know their 
breasts," Harwood said. "Make 
them your friends." 

The American Cancer Society 
advises women in their 20s and 
30s to start having clinical breast 
examination done at least every 
three years. 

At age 40, women should start 
receiving annual mammograms. 

While some think the disease 
only affects women, about 1,910 
cases of breast cancer were diag- 
nosed among men in 2009. 

Because breast cancer in men is 
so uncommon, they don't gener- 
ally get screened for this type of 

However, it is important that 
men be aware of the disease and 
see a healthcare professional if 
they find any lumps. 

Multiple organizations in the 
surrounding communities have 
special events planned for Breast 
Cancer Awareness Month. 

In Thousand Oaks, the In 
Touch Day Spa held a 12-hour 
scrapbooking event called Crop 
for the Cure on Oct. 2 to raise 
money for breast cancer re- 

The Simi Valley Town Cen- 
ter will be hosting a Back in the 
Swing retail therapy week. From 
Oct. 11-17, customers can re- 
ceive discounts from retailers 
while raising money for breast 

Graham Crain is eager to vamp up fitness activities 

Staff Writer 

Students working out at the 
Forrest Fitness Center may not 
have noticed that a new coordi- 
nator for Recreational Sports has 
arrived at CLU. 

Former coordinator Clark 
Cripps took a position at West- 
ern Washington University and 
left a vacancy in the fitness cen- 
ter's staff to be filled. 

Replacing Cripps was destined 
to be a challenge, but CLU ap- 
pointed Graham Crain as the 
new coordinator for Recreational 

With new personnel in place, it 
might often take time before ev- 
erything falls into order. Howev- 
er, this is not the case for Crain. 

"Graham is great and easy to 
get along with," said freshman 
Alexa Boldt, a student worker in 
the gym. "[He] makes his expec- 

Pholo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photogra- 
Big smile: Crain gets pumped for a 
new day with a cup of coffee. 

tations known, however big or 
small, and he is always checking 
and making sure everything is all 

Crain received a bachelor's de- 
gree in sports management at 
Eastern Nazarene College, lo- 
cated on Boston's historic south 
shore near Quincy Bay. 

He also holds a master's degree 
in student services from Kansas 
State University. 

"I loved every minute of Bos- 
ton, obviously very different at 
least in terms of weather from 
Southern California," Crain said. 

Already, Crain has made a dif- 
ference and is constantly active 
with affairs regarding student 

He brings a lot of new ideas that 
contribute to programming, ac- 
cording to Sally Lorentson, assis- 
tant director of Student Life. 

"Graham is a great addition 
to the Student Life team as the 
new coordinator for Recreation- 
al Sports." Lorentson said. "He 
brings with him a great set of ex- 
periences on a variety of campus- 

es with each of the three compo- 
nents of his position: intramural 
sports, outdoor recreation and 
fitness center management." 

Prior to joining CLU, Crain held 
several positions at Piedmont 
College in Demorest, Georgia, 
where he taught sports marketing 
and event facility management. 

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as intramural events and facility 

He has a lot in store for students 

at CLU that he has taken with 

him from previous experiences. 

"The main goal is to get more 
student participation in fitness 
and health," Crain said. "Another 
goal and hope is to expand and 
create an outdoor recreation ac- 
tivity department to allow stu- 
dent to rent outdoor wreckage 
like surf boards or mountain 

With this rental service, he 
wishes to give students more op- 
tions and opportunities to expe- 
rience outdoor activities. 

Crain feels the warm welcome 
he has received from the CLU 
community and is excited about 
his work in the future. 

"I love it. Everybody has been 
so welcoming here from the first 
minute I arrived to the point 
where I already feel [I'm] part 
of CLU," Crain said. "The over- 
all goal is to create a lifestyle for 
students at CLU that promotes 
fitness lifestyles and encourages 
being healthy at CLU." 

October 6, 2010 

the Echo 

FEATURES - Page 7 

Club Lu programming is a whole new ball game 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

Free pizza and games will prob- 
ably never get old. 

Keeping with tradition, Club 
Lu kicked off the first weekend 
of September with their ritual 
Chuck E. Cheese's visit. 

This is the fourth year the AS- 
CLUG has continued with the 
ever popular visit to the local 
Chuck E. Cheese's for some fun 
and games for students. 

Though traditions like this one 
will never fade, Club Lu has re- 
ceived a major facelift this year. 

After last year's spring retreat, 
board members decided it was 
time for changes to be made to 
the format of Club Lu. 

This year the student govern- 
ment at CLU has taken a broader 
approach to programming with 
a hope to diversify student pro- 
grams, according to ASCLUG 
president Evan Clark. 

"We're breaking new ground 
on programming," Clark said. "I 
want students to get excited by 
what we're offering this year." 

Club Lu will now occupy the 
first and third Friday of every 
month, rather than every Friday 
as it was done in the past. 

Clark hopes that this will al- 
low different types of events to 
be available to students and allow 
more funding for each Club Lu 
that occurs. 

The second week of each month 

will be called a "support week" 
and be dedicated to a specific 
event, which ASCLUG will pro- 
mote and market during that 

The last Thursday of every 
month will be dedicated to a new 
program for the year, "Rock the 
Campus," where students will 
have the opportunity to experi- 
ence live music on campus. 

The goal of this program is to 
bring in bands from the commu- 
nity and surrounding areas and 
offer students the opportunity to 
perform live for their peers. 

Programs Board adviser Aman- 
da Whealon discussed the goal 
of this year's changes to Club Lu: 
to hit more interest points and 
"shine a light on these other ar- 
eas" that may interest students. 

"We have chosen the best of 
the best for this year's Club Lu," 
Whealon said. 

ASCLUG hopes that these fresh 
and new ideas will attract and ap- 
peal to all students and provide a 
little bit of something for every- 

Students seem to be agreeing 
with the changes that have come 
to many programs on campus. 

"I've never been, but this year it 
sounds like they might actually 
do stuff that would interest me," 
senior Ty Fleming said of Club 

By changing the style of pro- 
grams put on by the CLU student 
government, Club Lu has the op- 

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portunity to provide a more di- 
versified set of events. 

With the rest of the year's Club 
Lus planned out, students are en- 
couraged to try out the different 
programs being offered this year 
and provide feedback on them. 

With a newly revamped web- 

site, the ASCLUG has added a 
suggestion box where students 
are encouraged to give feedback 
on events or ideas for future pro- 

"Students always have the abil- 
ity to have their voices heard," 
Clark said of the website's new 

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suggestion box feature. 

Future programs planned for 
this year's Club Lu will include a 
drive-in movie on campus, cos- 
mic bowling, a variety show and 
a new spin on Christmas Chaos 
with the introduction of Decem- 
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Senior outlook on Obama's health care reform bill 

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On Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 
the federal bill to reform health 
care signed by President Obama 
took effect. This bill ensures that 
children up until the age of 26 
will be allowed to stay on their 
parent's health care plan. 

This is extremely good for 
someone like me who will 
be graduating from CLU 
in the spring. With real life 
worries about fulfilling major 
requirements, completing 

capstones and seeking future 
employment, I rarely have time 
to think about health insurance 

The expectation of finding a 
feasible job is a common thing 
that seems to stress a lot of 

"I think it's a good idea because 
as soon as you get out of college 
you may not get a job right away, 
so no coverage," said senior 
Anthony Escobar. "With the new 

reform, you're covered until 26, 
which is awesome." 

"I think it's good because it's 
not a requirement to stay on 
[health care reform bill] but it 
gives people the opportunity to 
stay covered and protected just 
in case," senior Yeraldy Torres 

Although it seems like it is a 
great plan, there is still some 
doubt among other seniors. 
Insurance policies are going to 
get more expensive for those 
who are above the glass ceiling," 
senior Zack Pavel said. 

Pavel makes a valid point. 
Many people who are of a higher 
socio-economic status will be 
taxed. Yes, I really like the plan 
but I can honestly say that it is 
interesting to see how those taxes 
will affect young adults once they 
become 27. 

I recognized the passing of 
the bill as a temporary fix. Nick 
Tasker, president of the College 
Democrats Club, said, "It's not 
great but I'll take it; I want 
universal health care, but hey, 
that's just me." 

There is always room for 
improvement, but I am sticking 
with Obama on this issue. Now 

that the foundation has been set, 
the flaws within the bill will be 
recognized and addressed. 

I want to say that this reform 
will be an end to the controversial 
topic of health care in America 
today. Yet, I know it is not, and 
many people are displeased. 
President Obama's own Chief of 
Staff Rahm Emmanuel said in a 
recent interview that he wanted 
to slow the campaign down 
because it would be stronger. 

"The job of the Chief of Staff 

is to provide the president with 
a sense of options and to weigh 
those equities. His strength is 
that he wanted that [health care 
reform), looked at that, and it 
was one of the things that he 
said, then, this is why I think 
it's so important to spend the 
political capital to get that done," 
Emmanuel said. 

Recently, Emmanuel stepped 
down from his position in the 
White House. Emmanuel's 
withdrawal may not have 

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anything to do with the bill, 
but his disdain toward Obama's 
speedy approach said enough. 

When asking fellow 

upperclassmen how they felt 
about the health care reform, 
most were uninformed on 
the topic. Some CLU seniors 
applauded the idea, but many 
were nonchalant and indifferent 

In spite of everything, there are 
a lot of people who have hope in 
the bill. 

'American Idol': out with Simon and in with J.Lo 

Did you hear the news? 

They finally announced the 
new judges on "American Idol." 

Steven Tyler and Jennifer 
Lopez will join the hit TV show. 

If you don't know what 
American Idol is, you must have 
been living in a cave somewhere. 

"American Idol" is responsible 
for catapulting an average joe 
into superstardom. 

It doesn't even matter if you 
win the show or not. 

It seems that if you lose, you 
have a better chance of making 
it than if you win. 

For example, Jennifer Hudson 
came in seventh in her season 
and went on to win an Oscar. 

I can't say the same thing for 
Taylor Hicks, the fifth season 

Now "American Idol" is 
entering its 10th and rumored 
to be last season with new 
competitors and two new 

However, the show hit its peak 
years ago. 

They tried to bring new energy 
by changing the format of the 
show, which just prolonged the 
show, for the worse. 

I used to watch the show, but 
after a couple years, it just took 

too long to get to the point. 

The producer also mixed 
things up by hiring and firing 
new judges throughout the 

Last season America said 
good-bye to three judges, funny 
woman Ellen Degeneres, lyrical 
genius Kara Dioguardi and 
original judge Simon Cowell. 

I love Ellen Degeneres, and 
I find her to be a very good 
comedian, but what does 
she know about music? Her 
presence on the show made no 
sense to me. 

The parting of Simon, Ellen 
and Kara brought a whole new 
hype to the show, which the 

show wouldn't have had if any 
one of them stayed. 

The question was raised, who 
was going to take their places? 

American Idol has seemingly 
pulled out all the stops to make 
the 10th season the best season 

More like trying to keep 
their viewers from watching 
something else. 

Suspense was looming for 
months over who was going to 
be the new judges. 

Finally after many 
long, annoying months of 
questioning, America's question 
was answered. 

Just last week Randy Jackson, 

the only remaining original 
judge, welcomed his new co- 
hosts: Aerosmith's front man 
Steven Tyler and America's fly 
girl Jennifer Lopez. 

I understand the choice of 
Steven Tyler; although he is a 
rock legend, he still faces new 
generations that might not know 
whom Aerosmith is, so this is a 
good way for him to connect 
with a younger crowd. 

However, I don't understand 
why Jennifer Lopez would be 
choose to be a judge. 

Okay, she knows what she is 
talking about when it comes to 
the music industry, but the shoe 
just doesn't seem to fit. 

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She's already in touch with the 
younger generation due to all her 
endeavors in music, perfume, 
apparel and movies. 

She doesn't seem to be 
struggling with money or 
securing a job. 

It just might be the rumored 
$12 million that she will receive 
as the new judge that interested 

That's $12 million too much if 
you ask me. 

I never understood why 
celebrities get paid such 
ridiculous amounts of money. 

She has to travel for a couple 
months and be away from her 
family, so what? 

Don't get me wrong, Jennifer 
is a great entertainer who has 
inspired many as well as built a 
great empire around her. 

However, there are thousands 
of people who face not being 
with their families everyday; 
there are doctors who save lives, 
teachers who sculpt our youth, 
and they make nowhere close to 
Jennifer's $12 million salary. 

The amount of money she is 
receiving for how much time 
she is giving up, which is about 
six to eight months including 
auditions, just doesn't seem fair. 

We have a couple more months 
of waiting until we see how the 
new judges work out. 

Until then Americans can wait 
with baited breath. 

If this season is anything like 
the past couple seasons, I won't 
care who the judges are; I'll just 
hope that this is the end. 

October 6, 2010 

the Echo 

OPINION - Paee 9 

No room for parking 

Parking proves 
to be a hassle for 
both commuters 
and residents 

Imagine this, you make your 
way back to campus on a Sunday 
night and drive in circles around 
the Grace parking lot trying to 
find a parking spot. 

After 10 minutes, you finally see 
one. With high hopes, you speed 
up so you can secure it before 
anyone tries to pull a quick one 
on you. 

As you make the turn into 
the parking spot, bam, it's a tiny 
motorcycle taking over the entire 
spot. And there you are, left 
alone, looking and feeling like a 
total low-life. 

It isn't any better for the 
commuters. We've all seen how 
close some cars are parked; they 
look like Siamese twins, stuck 

I would honestly hate walking 
out of class, finding my car and 
not being able to get out. 

CLU needs to make sure, since 
there are more students, that 
there are enough parking spots, 
not only for residents but for 
commuters and staff as well. 

Commuters shouldn't have to 
be late to class or stress out about 
not being able to find parking. 

There are spots at CLU that 
I think can be turned into 
commuter parking zones. 

The spot where the swing set is, 
right across the street from the 
football field, isn't really being 
put to good use. 

Don't get me wrong, I have seen 
elderly people walk their dogs at 
night and turn it into a disposal 
area, but other than that, it's been 
pretty lonely. 

If CLU doesn't want to put in 

the effort to make more parking 
spaces for students, then maybe 
they should really consider how 
many students are admitted to 
the university. 

Some have brought up the idea 
of having assigned parking close 
to our assigned halls for students 
living on campus, but I don't 
think that's the smartest idea. 

Unless they want to paint our 
name on our corresponding 
parking spot, then I don't think it 
would be that great. 

I do think that parking spaces 
should have numbers on them, 
because we sometimes have those 
"dude where's my car?" moments. 

With numbered parking spaces, 
some of us will remember it or 
make a note of it on our phone, 
so when we go out to our cars, we 
remember where we parked. 

I also think motorcycles, or 
those electric scooters of some 
sort, shouldn't be able to park in 
the parking spots. 

We've all seen how 
close some cars 
are parked; they look 
like Siamese twins, stuck 

No offense to those who drive 
motorcycles, but they should not 
take over an entire parking spot 
that a car can use. Instead, CLU 
should make parking spaces 
designated for motorcycles only. 

approaching, it makes me 
wonder how crazy the parking is 
going to get. 

The streets will be flooded by 
cars, but as long as non residents 
don't park in resident parking, 
then everything should run 
smoothly for us students. 

At the same time, if there are 
problems with parking during 
homecoming weekend, CLU 
administrators can't blame 
anyone but themselves for not 
planning ahead. 

Like I said before, if CLU is 
admitting more students each 
year, new additions should be 
made so that we aren't left with 
the short end of the stick. 

Flu shot: total scam or life-saver? 

If you think of how many 
people you come in contact with 
in one to two weeks and then 
how many people those people 
come in contact with during 

CLU students: winter is on 
its way. Do not be deceived by 
the extremely hot weather that 
we have been having late into 
October. Absences due to illness 
have been frequent only a month 
into classes, so the flu season is 
already upon us, which means 
flu shots are a must. 

The question that stands is 
whether it is really worth it to get 
the flu shot or not? 

According to Richelle 
Copeland, an R.N and O.C.N, 
the flu shot is made to prevent 
the upcoming virus for that 

Although there are several 
strands of the flu, the shots 
protect you mostly from the flu 
from that year. For example, 
last year if you had received a 
flu shot, it would have helped 
prevent contracting H1N1. 

This year, the flu shot includes 
the H1N1 vaccine, commonly 
known as the swine flu, and also 
two other strands. 

According to the World 
Health Organization, the most 
vulnerable people for the flu 
season range in age from 6 
months to 24 years old. 

The Centers for Disease and 
Prevention say that the flu is 
striking early this year and 
that many doctors' offices and 
hospitals are prepared and 
currently supply the vaccine. 
They are urging everyone from 
six months of age and older to 
receive the vaccine. 

Copeland says that when 
someone comes in contact with 
the flu and it enters their body, it 
takes anywhere from seven to 14 
days before anyone starts to feel 
the symptoms of the flu. 

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that time as well, the number 
multiplies rapidly. 

As a college student living 
in Trinity with three other 
roommates, having classes with 
multiple people and having a 
campus job working with other 

students, I come in contact with a 
large number of people everyday. 
Based on the number of people I 
come in contact with in one day, 
the chances of contracting the flu 
are high. 

I actually just recently got over 
a cold and there were several 
people in my classes who had 
been sick. I do not know exactly 
who I received it from, as most 
people do not. I have probably 
now passed it on to some others 
that may start to feel sick. 

It is important that students 
who feel ill take the time to get 
better without coming in contact 
with others. 

Last year, we experienced 
students missing class due to 

One major way to prevent this 
is by getting the flu shot, which 
not only helps you stay well but 
protects the people around you. 

In doing so, we can attempt to 
prevent spreading the symptoms 
and prevent the misery that can 
be associated with the flu. 

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serious Issues going on In our world. 

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October 6, 2010 


Regals volleyball leads SCIAC conference 6-0 

Sideout: Sophomore Jackie Russell (No. 1) sets the ball for first-year teammate Lauren Rohach (No. 2). 

Claire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's volleyball 
team remains undefeated in 
SCIAC so far. The Regals played 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Fri- 
day, Oct. 1, winning the match 
in four games, and then played 
the Pomona Colleges Saturday, 

Oct. 2, winning the match in 

The scores from the Claremont 
match were 25-16, 23-25, 25-20 
and 25-16. CLU won the first, 
third, and fourth match, win- 
ning 3-1 overall. 

The Regals remain on top in 
SCIAC, with a record standing 
of 11-3. 

"Our team stands out in SCI- 
AC because we are a close team. 
We are like sisters and best 
friends off the court, so we trust 
each other, and we all work hard 
together for every single point," 
sophomore setter Jackie Russell 

Coach Kellee Roesel made it 
clear at the beginning of the sea- 

Photo by Danika Briggs Staff Photographet 

son what she wanted to see from 
them as a team this year. 

"This year, at the beginning 
of the year, coach started the 
phrase, 'It's on!' to describe her 
thoughts on the upcoming sea- 
son, and it has really stuck. The 
phrase is on the back of our 
warm-up shirts, and we use it 
a lot in our huddies. It keeps us 

focused on working as hard as 
we can whenever we are out on 
the court," junior right side hit- 
ter Casy McWhirk said. 

CLU women's volleyball is led 
by senior captains Allison Kerr 
and Megan Thorpe. Starters 
include junior Jacki Richards, 
McWhirk, Kerr, Thorpe, Russell 
and sophomore Rachel Smith. 

"Our whole team has one 
more year under our belts. We 
have Jacki Richards in at libero 
now, which has strengthened 
the team, and Casy McWhirk is 
doing a phenomena! job in the 
right side spot. All of the girls 
on the court feel like this is our 
year, and we won't let anything 
get in our way," Thorpe said. 

Throughout the match, at 
timeouts and in between games, 
the Regals turn up their play list 
and dance to the music. 

"Our music is what gets us in 
the zone. When we are dancing, 
we feel relaxed. If we went out 
there and played the game tense 
and nervous, we would not be as 
successful. We like to have fun, 
and when we have fun, we win," 
Thorpe said. 

The Regals will compete 
against the rest of the SCIAC 
conference in matches for the 
next few weeks and then play 
Schreiner and Endicott in the 
Leopard Invitational at La Verne 
on Saturday, Oct. 9. The SCIAC 
tournament will be held Nov. 5 
and 6. 

"In order to be at our best by 
the end of the year, we have just 
been focusing on getting better 
in every game that we play," Mc- 
Whirk said. "As long as we focus 
on our game and make sure we 
are doing what we can to im- 
prove, it doesn't matter who we 
are playing or what the score is." 

October 6, 2010 

the Echo 

SPORTS -Page 11 

Spangler and Martinez hope to leave lasting impact 

captain. "We have a young team 
with a bright future, so we have 
to stay together and build upon 
what we have to make each other 
better. Each game is a learning 
experience, and from each game 
we can grow," Spangler said. 

For Martinez and Spangler, the 
past four years representing the 
California Lutheran University 
men's soccer team has been an 
experience they will not soon 

"My most memorable moment 

as a Kingsmen was winning a 
SCIAC title," said Martinez, re- 
ferring to the championship 
team of 2007-2008. 

Spangler's included a game 
that ended in a 3-3 double over- 
time tie. 

"At Redlands, we were down 
2-0 and came back to tie it," he 
said. "Redlands went up a goal 
and we answered right before 
regulation ended. It was one of 
those games where you could 
tell everyone's heart was into it." 

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aron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

As the Kingsmen soccer team 
reaches its halfway point this 
season, senior captains Jorge 
Martinez and Robbie Spangler 
are making sure the team is still 
working hard to perform at their 

As leaders of the team, they 
know their work ethic and ex- 
ample on and off the field is 
crucial to the development of 
younger players on the team. 

"As captain, I understand that 
I represent all Kingsmen soccer 
players including the alumni, 
coaches and current players. 
Therefore, it's very important 
that I perform with elegance 
and respect on and off the field," 
Martinez said. 

Spangler, who plays defense 
for the Kingsmen echoes this 
sentiment, "This program is not 
just a one-year program, and as 
seniors, our examples carry over 
from one year to the next. Our 
team is young, and I know my 

actions will have an impact on 
the younger guys up until they 
are seniors and maybe even be- 
yond that." 

Martinez and Spangler have 
learned a lot from their coaches 
and teammates. Whether it be 
through constructive criticism 
or direct instruction, these play- 
ers have learned valuable les- 
sons that will stay with them 
after their playing days on the 
field are finished. 

"Taking responsibility for my 
actions is the most important 
thing I've learned from Kings- 
men soccer," Spangler said. "Not 
taking care of things can some- 
times come back to haunt you, 
and when you don't take respon- 
sibility, you're also losing trust 
from the players around you, 
and that's a crucial factor in be- 
coming a team." 

For Martinez, there are many 
aspects of life that he'll take from 
his experiences on the field. 

"The most important thing 
I've learned is to always accept 
my mistakes and try to improve 

everyday to achieve a higher lev- 
el," Martinez said. 

Martinez was born in Mexico 
City and graduated from Va- 
lencia High School after setting 
a high school record for goals. 
Martinez came to CLU after vis- 
iting the school and receiving 
support from CLU coach Dan 
Kuntz and other Kingsmen soc- 
cer players. 

As for now, Martinez is fo- 
cused on the second half of the 

"We have a lot of young play- 
ers, and we have been away for 
most of our games. We had to 
deal with things such as differ- 
ences in turf, slopes and size of 
the field. I think we will improve 
once we start playing home 
games because we know the 
field very well. 

Martinez added, "The most 
important thing at this moment 
is to stay focused, looking for- 
ward to the next game, and put 
our best effort out on the field," 
Martinez said. 

Spangler agrees with his co- 

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October 6, 2010 

Clark and Vaughan lead CLU to national ranking 

Chris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

Carrying an eight-game un- 
defeated streak into its match 
against Redlands on Wednesday 
night Sept. 29, the Regals soccer 
team is off to its best start in its 

A 55th minute strike by sopho- 
more Mayra Virgen was the lone 
goal in the match as California 
Lutheran University continued its 
dominance oh the pitch in a 1-0 
victory at the University of Red- 

CLU (8-0-1, 3-0-1 SCIAC) has 
gained national attention for 
its impressive start to the sea- 
son by earning rankings of 22nd 
and 20th in the National Soccer 
Coaches Association of America 
(NSCSA) and 
polls, respectively. 


I live close to 
Simi [Valley], 
but had never 
thought of Cal 
Lu as an option 
until I went to 
visit and loved it.' 

- Sinead Vaughn 
Junior, midfielder 

photo courtesy of Scott Chisolm 

CLU is currently on its second 
four-game winning streak of the 
season. CLU's impressive play has 
been a steady combination of of- 
fense and defense as the Regals 
outscored opponents by a margin 
of 26-6. 

Senior forward Brittany Clark 
and junior midfielder Sinead 
Vaughan have played a huge 
part in the success the team has 
achieved this season. 

"Our team has done really well," 

Photos courtesy of Chris Humphrey 

Taking the lead: Brittany Clark (if 19) takes control of the ball, preparing to make the perfect pass. 

Photos courtesy of Chris Humphrey - NextSelpPhoto 

Group oriented: The CLU women's soccer team huddles together to discuss tactics against its opponents. 

Clark said. "We have the best re- 
cord since I started as a freshman. 
We work hard at practice and are 
willing to learn to fix the things 
we need improvement on. We all 
have so much faith and support in 

each other, which has translated 
on the field." 

Clark, an exercise science major, 
is the leading scorer on the team 
with six goals. 

She led the squad with 13 goals 

last season and completed the rar- 
est of feats by earning her second 
career hat trick against La Verne 
on Sept. 25. Her third goal of the 
match came off an assist from 
Vaughan, in which she received 

a through ball from a run up the 
middle and scored inside the 18- 
yard box. Clark is also the leading 
points scorer with 14. 

"I have played forward all my 
life, including the last three years 
at CLU" Clark said. "I think with 
those experiences comes knowl- 
edge of where you need to be and 
when you need to be there." 

Vaughan, a communication ma- 
jor, is directing the midfield for 
the Regals and has started in all 
nine games this season. 

In her first season at CLU, after 
transferring from Moorpark Col- 
lege, she has thrived in her new 
home by leading the team in four 
assists and contributing three 

She is currently third on the 
team in points with 10 and added 
another assist in Wednesday's 1-0 
win over Redlands. While most 
players take a while to adjust to 
a new team and school, Vaughan 
has certainly found a place she 
can call home. 

"My freshman year I went 
to California State University, 
Northridge, and quickly real- 
ized that school was not for me," 
Vaughan said. "During my sopho- 
more year, I took a step back and 
went to Moorpark to re-evaluate 
and see where I wanted to go. 
Frank, our coach, called me and 
told me to come out and take a 
look at Cal Lu. I live close in Simi, 
but had never thought of Cal Lu 
as an option until I went to visit 
and loved it. The small campus 
had a good feel to it, and all the 
new sports facilities were great. 
I knew whatever school I chose 
would have to be smaller and 
more welcoming, and this just 
seemed to be the right fit." 

CLU defeated Whittier 1-0 on 
Saturday, in which Clark netted 
her seventh goal of the season. 

Covering all the bases: 

World Series 2010: expect the Rays to raise the bar 


October is already upon us, and 
for baseball fans everywhere there 
is no better month of the year. 

The marathon that is the MLB 
regular season is finally over, and 
only eight teams remain to battle 
it out for the World Series over 
the next month. 

Any conversation about the 
postseason has to start with the 
New York Yankees. The defending 
World Series champs have prob- 
ably the most dangerous lineup 
in the game, headed up by peren- 
nial All-Stars Derek Jeter, Alex 
Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. 
Their pitching is headlined by 
CC Sabathia, who is tied for the 
most wins in the majors with 21. 
Its always hard to bet against the 

Bronx Bombers in October. 

In 2008, the baseball world 
was shocked to see the Tampa 
Bay Rays make it all the way to 
the World Series. No one would 
be surprised to see the AL East 
champs win it all now. Young star 
David Price has already turned 
into one of the ALs top pitchers, 
and Evan Longoria leads a lineup 
full of big-game experience. Man- 
ager Joe Madden always seems 
to get the best out of his players. 
Hopefully some fans actually 
show up to these games because 
they have been missing out on 
some great baseball. 

It should surprise no one that 
the Minnesota Twins ran away 
with the AL Central. Year after 
year they play solid, smart base- 
ball for Ron Gardenhire, one of 
the game's best managers. This 
year they have managed to survive 
for a huge stretch of time without 
All-Star Justin Morneau, who has 
been slow in coming back from 
a concussion. Reigning AL MVP 
Joe Mauer has continued his stel- 

lar all-around play, while pitcher 
Carl Pavano has emerged as an 
unlikely leader of their rotation. 

For the first time in recent 
memory, the Los Angeles An- 
gels will not be representing the 
AL West. Instead, the surprising 
Texas Rangers ran away with the 
division. A midseason trade for 
ace Cliff Lee finally gave their 
pitching staff a legitimate playoff- 
caliber pitcher, while outfielder 
Josh Hamilton will try to replicate 
the success he was having before 
breaking his ribs several weeks 

The San Francisco Giants nar- 
rowly beat out the San Diego 
Padres for the best record in the 
NL West. Their pitching staff con- 
sisting of Tim Lincecum, Matt 
Cain and Barry Zito has carried 
them to the best team ERA in the 
NL, while the addition of rookie 
phenom Buster Posey has added 
some punch to their lineup. 

The hottest team over the past 
two months has been the Phila- 
delphia Phillies. For the first four 

months of the season they hardly 
looked like a World Series team, 
but they have ridden the momen- 
tum of a trade deadline deal for 
pitcher Roy Oswalt to the best 
record in baseball. Fellow trade 
acquisition Roy Halladay has 
been phenomenal and looks to be 
a favorite for the Cy Young, and 
now that their potent lineup has 
gotten healthy they will be diffi- 
cult to stop. 

Probably the most surprising 
team to make the playoffs is the 
Cincinnati Reds, who have not 
been to the postseason since 1995. 
While their pitching has been in- 
consistent, their offense produced 
the most runs in the NL. Slugger 
Joey Votto turned in an MVP-cal- 
iber season at the plate, doing his 
best Albert Pujols impersonation 
to help the Reds beat out the Car- 
dinals in the NL Central. 

If there's a sentimental favorite 
to win the World Series this year, 
it has to be the Atlanta Braves. 
Longtime manager Bobby Cox is 
retiring at the end of the season, 

and it would be nice to see him 
end his Hall of Fame career as a 
champion one last time. Pitcher 
Tim Hudson leads a deep starting 
rotation into the postseason, and 
rookie sensation Jason Heyward 
headlines a balanced lineup for 
the NL wild card winner. 

Though it would be nice to pick 
the Braves because of the Bobby 
Cox factor or easy to pick the 
Yankees or smart to pick the Phil- 
lies since they've been so unstop- 
pable lately, I'm going to go out 
on a limb and pick the Rays as my 
World Series champs. The experi- 
ence they gained two years ago is 
going to be invaluable as they try 
to take it one step further. They 
will take Philadelphia in seven 
games, relying heavily on Price 
throughout the series. 

The regular season may be over, 
and there is a good chance your 
team is already out of the mix, but 
the next month is sure to produce 
a few classics. So feel free to tune 
in regardless of who you are root- 
ing for. 

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is playing 
this week 
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Roadside blaze sparks fire season in Thousand Oaks 

Xavier Walton 
Staff Writer 

On a day of record-setting heat, 
a large brush fire broke out along 
Highway 101 near Hampshire 
Road in Thousand Oaks. 

The brush fire was reported at 
approximately 2 p.m. on Monday 
Sept. 27. 

The cause is still undetermined 
and is being investigated by the 
Ventura County Fire Department 
Investigation Unit. 

What began as a quarter-to 
half-acre fire, grew into a 50-acre 
blaze within a matter of hours. 

The record-setting heat fueled 
the dry brush as it burned 

"With this weather, we're not 
taking any chances," Bill Nash, 
Public Information officer for the 
Ventura County Fire Department 
told the Ventura County Star. 

Due to the extreme heat, gusty 
winds and low humidity, a red 
flag warning of extreme fire 
danger was put in place for local 
valleys and mountains via the 
National Weather Service. 

The heavy brushfire prompted 
a major response from Ventura 
and Los Angeles County fire 
departments and California Fire 

According to the Ventura 
County Star, there were over 
200 firefighters, hoses in hand, 
working to put out the fire. 

"It gets difficult at times," 
firefighter Marcos Aviles said. 
"But you just got to get through 
it and do your job." 

The Third Battalion Station 30, 
Civic Center was one of the first 

units on site. Aviles, a member 
of the Third Battalion, arrived 
shortly after the fire started and 
was not relieved until 10 p.m. 

Many firefighters worked shifts 
longer than seven hours; some 
worked under the blazing sun; 
others worked through the night, 
keeping the fire from spreading 
and looking out for potential 

Water was transported from 
local water supplies because there 
were no fire hydrants near the 

This was an obstacle for 
firefighters; however, helicopters 
assisted the departments' efforts 
as they doused the flames with 
water from above. 

Backfire, a technique used 
by firefighters, proved to be 
successful as well. 

This occurs when a fire is 
created along the inner edge of 
the fire line to gain control and 
manipulate the path of the fire. 

It was used to prevent the 
fire from spreading onto local 

There were two local businesses 
that were in harm's way, the 
Spectrum Fitness Club and 
Telecom Industries Inc. 

The fire also burned down to the 
parking lots of The Lakes, one of 
Thousand Oaks' newer upscale 
shopping centers. 

No homes were seriously 
threatened, but fire trucks 
were deployed to nearby 
neighborhoods to reassure the 
public's safety. 

By Tuesday morning the major 
brushfire had consumed just over 
50 acres. 

The fire was 50 percent 
contained and still required 
attention from the local fire 

Most of Tuesday afternoon was 
spent mopping up the fire. 

The goal of mopping is to 
make sure the fire edge is safe, 
eliminating the fire's potential of 

"It was more than likely a 
vehicle [that started the fire]," 
said John Berg, Ventura County 
Fire Department investigator. 
"It could have been a cigarette, 
doubtful, but a lot of times diesel 
exhaust gets thrown out of pipes 
from semi trucks or hot parts 
from the brakes. With the heat 
and low humidity, it could have 
been any of those things." 

The fire was 100 percent 
contained at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 28 
after consuming over 55 acres of 
dry brush off Highway 101. 

Photo above by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer | Photo below courtesy of Juan Carlo/Ventura 

T.O. Fire: (above) Land near Hampshire Road was burned by the fire (below) Local firefighters battle 

County Star 


CLU student denies marijuana charge 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

CLU junior Jacob Papapietro, 
arrested on campus on Sept. 
28 for possession of marijuana 
with the intent to sell, admits 
to smoking pot but denies he 
planned to sell it. 

Papapietro, who was 

suspended indefinitely from 
CLU, said "I had no intention of 
selling the weed." 

According to Papapietro, he 
and his roommate were smoking 

in his car in the parking lot 
between Grace Hall and Mogen 

A Residential Assistant 
knocked on the window 
after smelling marijuana and 
proceeded to search his car. 

Also according to Papapietro, 
she called Campus Safety and 
Security, while Chris Paul, 
director of Residence Life, called 
the Ventura County Sheriffs 

"The police did a search and 
found an unfinished bowl and 

three jars of marijuana, totaling 
45 grams," Papapietro said. 

He said it was his home- 
grown, organic weed and told 
the deputies he had anticipated 
donating it to the dispensary 
where he uses his medical 
marijuana card. 

Paul then searched his room 
and found a scale that Papapietro 
had bought the day before. 

Papapietro claims he bought 
the scale for his personal use. 
They then arrested him for 

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Rutgers teen suicide puts 
spotlight on cyber bullying 

achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

On Sept. 22, Tyler Clementi, an 
18-year-old freshman at Rutgers 
University and accomplished 
violinist, ended his life by 
jumping from the Washington 
Bridge into the Hudson River 
after his roommate broadcast 
an inappropriate video on the 

Three days before Clementi 
ended his life, his roommate, 
Dharun Ravi, secretly filmed and 
broadcast Clementi having an 
intimate night with another male 
student at Rutgers. 

The video became widespread 
throughout the student body, and 
Clementi turned to suicide as the 

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and more; however, this instance 
went too far," CLU freshman 
Hooty Hooten said. "I feel like 
Clementi could have reached a 
state where he was comfortable 
to share his sexuality, but his 
roommate pushed the boundaries 
to another level, which isn't ok." 

The Washington area has seen a 
large incline in teen suicides over 
the year. 

Unfortunately, all the suicides 
have been related to sexuality 

The constant bullying is what 
usually leads one to death. 

Of the 50 states in the U.S., 
only six states legally honor same 
sex marriages, including Iowa, 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, 

Maine, Vermont and most 
recently New Hampshire. 

On the West Coast, California, 
Oregon and Washington offer 
same sex marriage benefits 
under domestic partnership laws, 
according to the State Policy and 
Politics Quarterly. 

In the month of September there 
have been four other similar teen 
suicides throughout the United 
States; these stories have made 
national news, establishing this as 
an unwanted trend. 

In light of these recent events, 
celebrity Ellen DeGeneres made 
a public service announcement 
regarding gay suicide and 

"One life lost in this senseless 
way is tragic; four lives lost is a 
crisis, and these are just the stories 

we hear about. How many other 
teens are suffering in silence? 
Being a teenager is hard enough 
without someone attacking you," 
DeGeneres said in a YouTube 

According to Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, 
34,598 suicide deaths were 
recorded in 2009. 

For every 100,000 people, there 
were 11.5 suicide deaths. 

Of these suicide deaths, firearm, 
suffocation and poisoning deaths 
are the most common. 

"I feel like there have always 
been stories of kids being bullied 
to the point where they have to 
move schools, so I feel like the 
wake-up call to society was a long 
time ago," CLU student Brittany 
Weber said. 

Weber, along with other 
students at California Lutheran 
University, seemed shocked and 
saddened by the news. 

For those students uninformed 
of these instances, it is important 
to know the effects that bullying 
can cause. 

"People are cruel and selfish 
especially if somebody has to 
take someone's personal time 
and present it to the world as a 
joke. People need to be a little 
less concerned about other 
people's business," Weber said. 
"It's disgusting that people 
have nothing else better to do 
with their time than to publicly 
humiliate someone because of 
their own business behind closed 

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Quality waters: This Malibu beach, off Pacific Coast Highway, is part of the 92 percent that received a top grade 

Ventura beaches rated top quality 

atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

Ventura County's beaches 
have been rated number one 
for cleanliness once again in the 
state of California. 

Every year in the summer 
months, samples are collected 
to test the bacteria content that 
causes pollution in local beaches. 

"The process is done 
collaboratively through the 
health department and other 
agencies," said Amanda 

Griesbach, beach water quality 
scientist at Heal the Bay. 

The criteria of the water is 
based on 100 millimeters in 
samples that are collected, run 
through tests that can take up to 
18 to 24 hours and graded on an 
A through F scale. 

Whether the results are higher 
or lower than the criteria 
determines how the beach will 
be graded. The results are then 
posted for the community to see, 
and they decide what's best for 

The samples are not tested and 
graded on the amount of trash or 
toxins on local beaches, only on 
the bacteria. 

"It's based on the community, 
whether they want to go or 
not," Griesbach said. "We are 
providing information, but it's 
your choice; your risk for illness 
will be higher with a lower grade." 

The three dirtiest beaches on 
Heal the Bay's list were Avalon 

Harbor Beach on Catalina 
Island, Cowell Beach in Santa 
Cruz County and Cabrillo Beach 
in Los Angeles County. 

There could be a number of 
reasons why Ventura beaches 
were rated number one, 
according to Griesbach. Data 
is only taken through Memorial 
and Labor Day, which are some 
of the driest months in the 

The dry weather is most likely 
the number one factor why the 
quality of water is best in Ventura 
County because there is less 
runoff polluting the water. 

"I'm partial to the beaches 
back home, but the Ventura 
County beaches are a 
close second for me," said 
CLU senior Jamie BufTkin, who 
is from Huntington Beach, Calif. 

Despite the lack of funding that 
California's beach monitoring 
has received over the past three 
years, which is over $1 million, 
they have remained No. 1 for the 
past four years according to the 
Heal the Bay summer report. 

In fact, 92 percent of California's 
state beaches received an A or B 
grade during the dry summer 

This summer seems to be the 
best in terms of data; samples 
collected during the remaining 
months show the cleanest on 
record despite a few problem 
areas, one of them being Los 
Angeles, which had nine beaches 
rated below the criteria according 

to the report. 

The State Water Resources 
Control Board funds California's 
monitoring programs where they 
are able to pay for the necessary 
testing, as well as posting 
notification signs to inform the 
community about health risks. 

It is unknown whether they will 
continue funding in 20 1 1 . 

Heal the Bay is an organization 
committed to teaching the 
community about preventing 
pollution in California's waters 
and making a safer environment 
for those around us. 

The education aspect is also a 
very important part of Heal the 
Bay's commitment to cleaner 
beaches across California's coast. 

"We have been trying to educate 
and make people aware of the 
decisions they make," Griesbach 
said. "Even the littlest thing, like 
picking up your pets waste so it 
doesn't run off into the storm 
drains and into the ocean where 
it causes pollutants, can help our 
beaches' waters." 

Educating the community 
is important to prevention of 
pollutants in California's waters, 
as well as local beaches. 

"The key steps for communities 
to ensure safer beaches are 
preventing or limiting sewage 
spills from overflow and outfall 
pipes and limiting the use of 
pesticides and fertilizers on 
commercial crops," said Grady 
Hanrahan, a professor of 
analytical chemistry at CLU. 

State election less than a month away 


ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 


It's election time again, and 
California has another choice to 
make in the upcoming general 
state election, which will take 
place on Nov. 2. 

Although there are many 
candidates, propositions and 
officials on the ballot, due 
to their campaign strategies, 
it is Democratic candidate 
Jerry Brown and Republican 
candidate Meg Whitman that 
have caught the most attention. 

"Excessive taxation starves 

our economy of innovation 
and entrepreneurship. We need 
to build the new California 
economy with the goal of 
making it easier to start a new 
business and create jobs in our 
state," Whitman said on her 

According to Whitman, she 
expects to create two million 
new private-sector jobs by 2015; 
she will ensure Sacramento 
spends no more than what it 
takes in, and she plans to direct 
more money into the classrooms, 
while also giving parents more 

Brown has many different plans 
of action. 

According to his website, he 
wishes to create more jobs in 
the private sector, put more 
money into education, ensure 
that money is spent carefully 
and create reforms to return 
California to a fair but affordable 
pension system. 

"The next governor must be 
ready to stand against the crowd 
to lead a broken legislature 
out of a morass of poisonous 
partisanship. It will take old- 
fashioned hard work, patience 
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CLU junior suspended indefinitely after arrested for 'intent to sell' 

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possession with intent to sell. 

"The student was arrested 
for the allegation of having 
possession of marijuana for 
sale, which is a felony," said 
senior deputy of the Ventura 
County Sheriff's Department 
Eric Buschow 

According to Papapietro, 
he was put in a holding cell at 
the Thousand Oaks station off 
Olsen Road, where his father 
picked him up and paid the 
$20,000 bail. 

CLU junior Karli Adkins 
spoke with Papapietro as he 
was leaving campus after being 

"I saw Jacob wearing his black 
cape and green bandana, and he 
told me [he] was leaving because 
he was arrested for intent to sell 
weed but that he had a lawyer, 

and he was going to go to court 
to prove that he was innocent," 
Adkins said. "He said he was not 
coming back and that he was 
going to San Diego to have fun." 

The university policy on drugs 
states "possession of marijuana 
on campus for any reason is 
strictly prohibited." 

The handbook also states that 
the university has the right to 
expel or suspend any student 
who sells or distributes any 
sort of drug that is prescription 
or nonprescription, including 

"Public Safety and California 
Lutheran University take a 
strong enforcement regarding 
our drug and alcohol policy," said 
Fred Miller, director of Campus 
Safety and Security. "We will 
act as the liaison between the 
sheriff's department and CLU" 

Miller explained that 

depending on the situation, 
security might be more or less 
willing to call the sheriff's 
First Residence Life or the 
ff Residential 

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did a search the hall would 
and found an immediately 
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Junior ,hen decide 
whether or 

not the sheriff 

should be called depending on 

what type of drug is found and 

what is found with the drug. 

"If any drug other than 

marijuana is found, the sheriff 

will be called," Miller said. 
"With marijuana it depends on 
the amount and purpose." 

Papapietro appeared in the 
Ventura County Superior Court 
the morning of Oct. 5. 

He was charged with one 
felony count of the possession 
of marijuana for sale. 

"I think it's unfair. I'm 
innocent," said Papapietro of 
Bonita, Calif. 

He was a resident in Mogen 
Hall and played soccer at CLU 
for two years. 

Before leaving campus, 
Papapietro said he went to each 
of his professors and explained 
his side of the story. 

"They were very supportive," 
he said. 

In the meantime, he has sent 
an appeal to William Rosser, 
dean of students, so he can 

come back on campus and visit 

As it stands, he cannot come 
onto campus without security 
being alerted. 

"I am a part of the canvas 
culture. I smoke weed and am 
very open about it," Papapietro 
said. "I hope at least they will 
change the rules for kids in the 

The case will continue on 
Oct. 26 for an early disposition 
conference and on Oct. 28 for a 
preliminary hearing. 

Studies show that the use of 
marijuana is most common 
among young adults between 
the ages of 18 and 25, specifically 
among college students. 

According to the Centers for 
Disease Control, in the past year 
30.2 percent of college students 
have used marijuana. 

Pre-Election Poll 




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Election Stats: A poll shows that Brown is an early voter favorite 

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and a keen understanding of 
the process," said Brown in his 
budgeting plan. 

Brown has sufficient 

experience in running for office. 

He has been governor two 
times prior to this campaign. 

In recent polling data, from 
Real Clear Politics, Whitman is 
trailing behind Brown 49.5 to 

From what is posted on the 
candidates' websites, it seems 
they have many of the same 
opinions on certain issues. 

They both wish to create new 

It is the way they present their 
courses of action that makes it 
different from the rest. 

There have been negative ads 
put out by both Whitman and 

"It's campaigning; I'm not 
saying it's necessary, but how 
many clean campaigns has 
anyone ever seen?" said Ashley 
Ramos, a CLU senior majoring 
in political science. 

In a televised debate on CBS 
on June 29, Whitman said, 
"California has a government it 
can no longer afford." 

She also said it would be a false 
hope for voters to put Brown 

back in office, trusting him to 
fix the state's budget and turn 
around its economy. 

Whitman repeatedly charged 
that he was too cozy with public 
employee unions, which have 
campaigned on his behalf. 

That same night, Brown 
defended himself by mentioning 
his two previous terms as 
governor and characterized 
himself as fiscally conservative. 

He said his years as governor, 
from 1975-83, were marked 
by fiscal restraint, clashes 
with state employee unions 
and robust private-sector job 

"Nobody is tougher with a 
buck than I am," Brown said. 
"Make no mistake about it." 

Even if students are not 
necessarily following the 
election, they can still vote 
because every vote counts. 

"I encourage everyone to vote," 
Ramos said. "But it's important 
to make an educated decision 
because it can come to bite you 
later if you never knew what you 
were voting for to begin with." 

In addition. Democrat Barbara 
Boxer and Republican Carly 
Fiorina have also gained the 
most attention in the running 
for state senator. 

State economic recovery lags behind nation 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

The sustainability of 

California's economic growth 
has been unsuccessful in recent 
years, and according to recent 
reports, the situation is not 
getting any better. 

In the third quarter of 2010, 
economic forecasts indicate 
the state of California is 
experiencing a very weak 

The CLU Center for Economic 
Research and Forecasting 
predicts the third • quarter 
growth of California's economic 
recovery to be 1.3 percent 
behind the rest of the nation. 

California Lutheran University 
researchers indicate there are 
a number of key factors that 
contribute to the slow economic 
recovery of California. 

"California is not the only 
state that is in a state of slow 
economic recovery; the entire 
nation is," said Bill Watkins, 
executive director of CERF. 
"The reason being that our 
country experienced what is 
called a regime shift, which 
happens when a system goes 
from one relatively stable state 
to another." 

The business aspect of 

California's economic recovery is 
slow because of its uncertainties. 

"Businesses and consumers 
are indebted, and there are 
many uncertainties with the 
market right now that lead to 
apprehension with business," 
Watkins said. 

He also commented on the UC, 
CSU and community colleges 
throughout California and how 
their budget cuts have led to a 
slower economic recovery. 

"The California colleges largely 
contribute to the 'tech booms.' 
Without funding, there can be 
little contribution to California's 
economic and business success," 
Watkins said. 

Housing is another'large issue 
that has hindered California's 
economic progress. 

Specifically, the accumulation 
of housing debt is one of the 
main reasons California's 
recovery is so much slower then 
the rest of the nation. 

As a result, the real-estate 
markets as well as the financial 
industries in California, are 

"As of right now there are no 
nice solutions for the housing 
issues in California," said Dan 
Hamilton, CLU economics 
professor and director of 
economics at CERF. "A painful 

solution would be to introduce a 
policy which moves households 
from houses they are unable to 
afford into apartments. 

This would help get the market 
back to normal." 

While this seems drastic, it may 
be the only solution to alleviate 
the housing issues in California. 

Currently, there are no such 

Right now the state's process is 
to try to help households keep 
their homes, but that process 
simply delays the inevitable 
because so many people are 
losing jobs, and as a result they 
are no longer able to afford their 

According to CERF, the overall 
problem with California's lack of 
economic recovery is its lack of 

For anything to happen in the 
state now, a long and expensive 
process is required, and it often 
leads to uncertainties with 
businesses, finance and housing, 
fob growth will also not improve 
throughout the remainder of 
2010, which in no way will 
help move any kind of recovery 

Some wonder if the upcoming 
state election will introduce 
officials that can move our state 
recovery along at a faster rate. 

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Know how to stop alcohol abuse? There's a grant for that 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

Last year, CLU received a 
3-year, $30,000 award to be used 
for alcohol education program- 
ming and research among un- 

This grant, called the CHOICES 
Grant, is funded by the NCAA 
and allows schools all over the 
nation to apply and receive mon- 
ey to educate students on respon- 
sible drinking and alcohol abuse. 

The NCAA developed this pro- 
gram because of its concern for 
college students' abuse and lack 
of education regarding alcohol. 

Here at California Lutheran 
University, senior coordinator 
for Student Programs and Well- 
ness Amanda Whealon and as- 
sistant director of Student Life 
Sally Lorentson have teamed up 
with faculty, students and ath- 

letics to act as a taskforce that 
guides the implementation of 
this grant around campus. 

Within the CHOICES Grant, 
CLU has designated a certain 
amount of the money they were 
awarded specifically to a pro- 
gram called Peer2Peer. 

The Peer2Peer Program plays 
an important role in the success 
of the CHOICES Grant at CLU; 
it allows student groups to apply 
for funding for an event or pro- 
gram that would educate their 
peers on responsible drinking 
and alcohol abuse. 

Due to the fact that peer-to- 
peer discussions on issues such 
as this have proven much more 
successful, CLU hopes that the 
Peer2Peer Program will have a 
positive impact on students. 

Essentially, the Peer2Peer Pro- 
gram will award up to $250 to in- 
dividuals or student groups such 

as ASCLUG, student clubs, peer 
advisers, classes, sports teams, 
etc, for an event in which they 
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the CHOICES Grant, as it allows 

students to design and execute 
a program for their peers that 
would educate them about alco- 
hol misuse. 

By receiving this grant and 
implementing these smaller pro- 
grams at CLU, both Lorentson 
and Whealon expect to achieve 
several different things. 

They hope that the Peer2Peer 
Program will provide a support- 
ive environment that will pro- 
mote responsible choices about 
alcohol use. 

They also wish to provide stu- 
dents at CLU with links to re- 
sources regarding alcohol safety, 
responsibility, use and abuse. 

Lastly, they want to reach spe- 
cific targets with specific events. 

Whealon hopes that more stu- 
dents will become aware of this 
opportunity and take full advan- 
tage of the grant. 

"We literally just have a pool of 

money sitting, waiting for stu- 
dents to utilize this portion of 
our NCAA CHOICES Grant," 
Whealon said. 

She explains that the process of 
applying for the grant is simple, 
and the support given to students 
who want to be involved in this is 
readily available. 

CLU has already had two ap- 
plications this year for the Peer- 
2Peer Grant, and many more are 
expected to come. 

To apply for this $250 award, 
the group or individual must 
submit a grant application, work 
with an identified mentor on 
their event and then implement 
a program that will educate stu- 
dents on alcohol abuse and re- 
sponsible drinking habits. 

For more information, or to 
apply for the Peer2Peer grant 


Verizon funds CLU's domestic violence prevention program 


ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

The Lundring Events Center 
hosted a breakfast and panel 
discussion on Friday, Oct. 1, to 
mark Domestic Violence Aware- 
ness Month and introduce CLU's 
new Intimate Partner Violence 
Prevention Program. 

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ed a $200,000 grant to CLU to put 
into place counseling for people 
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advocates and have been in shel- 

The program offers therapeutic 
services that are supportive while 
the patient is in the process of 
leaving an abusive partner. 

"We are hoping to address the 
ambivalence a person may have 
over leaving their partner," said 
fenna Knauss, program admin- 
istrator for the Intimate Partner 

Violence Prevention Program. 
"By addressing the person's am- 
bivalence and other issues that 
are a reality with someone expe- 
riencing domestic violence, per- 
haps the program can contribute 
toward breaking the cycle of vio- 

Other reasons that might make 
it difficult to leave a partner in- 
clude economic challenges, pa- 
rental rights and lack of family or 
societal support. 

HopeLine is put into place by 
Verizon to collect used phones 
and give to domestic violence 

Over 90,000 phones have been 
donated since the program be- 
gan, and Verizon has donated 
$5.3 million to the prevention of 
domestic violence in the state of 
California alone. 

The idea of the program is that 
if a person dealing with domestic 
abuse has one of these phones, 
their location can be immediately 
detected in order to prevent do- 
mestic violence homicide. 

"At Verizon, domestic violence 
is not a far-off problem. It's a top- 
ic that touches us in a very deep 
and personal way," said Tim Mc- 
Callion, Verizon's Western Re- 
gion president. 

The breakfast featured a special 
preview of the PBS documentary 
"Telling Amy's Story," which de- 
picts the relationship of Amy and 
Vincent up to the night she was 

Verizon teamed up with PBS to 
develop the film. 

Amy was a Verizon employee, 
and her experience inspired the 
company to do all they could to 
prevent this from taking place in 
the future. 

"While the end of Amy's story 
can't change, we hope that this 
documentary will work as a cata- 
lyst to change the way that wom- 

en experience relationships," said 
Holly Cole, a Verizon representa- 
tive and CLU graduate, in reac- 
tion to the documentary. 

The Intimate Partner Violence 
Prevention Program is available 
at the Community Counseling 
Services Center on CLU's Thou- 

sand Oaks and Oxnard campuses. 
The program offers individual 
therapy, weekly group therapy 
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Tim Mooney single-handedly entertained audience 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

With a trunk full of wigs and 
hats, jackets and vests, scarves 
and pants, a one-man play star- 
ring Tim Mooney, "Moliere than 
Thou," packed the Preus-Brandt 
Forum on Monday, Oct. 4. 

This one-man play reflects the 
many comedies of 17th century 
French actor and playwright 

In each scene, Mooney solely 
took on the roles of different char- 
acters, ranging from a doctor to 
a seducer, a patient, a nobleman 
and many more. 

The scenes transitioned with 
him taking a bow and quickly 
removing and adding articles of 
clothing, all while changing his 
accent and tone of voice. 

Mooney interacted with the 
audience by reciting his rhym- 
ing verses and making his way 
through the rows of people, even 
crawling over seats. He spoke di- 
recdy to audience members. 

"I plan to wed you, girl, upon 
this date," Mooney said to a girl in 
the audience. 

He also asked for volunteers to 
participate on stage. One volun- 
teer even wore one of Mooney's 
bright-colored hats while reading 
a few lines. 

"I love one-man shows. It is a . 
great way to introduce students 
to this style of acting, and this is a 
fun event to do," volunteer Jeremy 
Hanna said. 

The majority of plays shown at 
CLU include a cast of multiple ac- 
tors, so having a cast of one brings 
something new to spice up the 

"These events are important be- 
cause they attract an array of peo- 
ple interested in culture, drama, 
French history, psychology and 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

In the act: Actor Tim Mooney wore one of his 17th century wigs as he impersonated French actor and playwright Moliire. 

numerous other areas of inter- 
est. It gives California Lutheran 
University an opportunity to be 
visible in the community at large," 
French professor Karen Renick 

Being on the Artists and Speak- 
ers Committee, Renick had asked 
to bring Mooney to CLU two 
years ago. She has admired his tal- 
ent since seeing him in costume 
years ago at a conference in Mar- 

However, the funds were frozen 
at the time, and she had to wait 
until this semester to have him 

perform here. 

"The audience was quite eclectic, 
ranging from high school students 
to retirees. Many people have al- 
ready been exposed to Moliere's 
works in both high school and 
college because he is a universally 
known playwright," Renick said. 

According to Mooney's web- 
site, with 13 Moliere plays in his 
portfolio, he realized that he had 
been writing material faster than 
theaters could produce it, and the 
best way to introduce this work to 
the world would be to create a play 
in which some of Moliere's funni- 

est speeches could be explored. 

"This show pokes fun at topics 
like religion, which still goes on 
now, except back then they would 
get in a lot more trouble," said Ken 
Gardner, chair of the Theatre Arts 

Mooney's show is composed of 
different scenes that he adapted 
from Moliere's timeless, witty 

"Whether taking on religion, 
women's rights, tyranny or the 
radical notion the love ought to 
count for more than economic 
interest, Moliere said what peo- 

ple had been quietly thinking for 
years," Mooney said in the direc- 
tor's note section of the program. 

"Moliere than Thou" definitely 
made a great impression on the 
audience by compelling them to 
burst into laughter. 

"Having plays almost 400 years 
old and still being tunny is the 
definition of a classic," Gardner 

For more information about 
the artist and his work, go to 

Black Box production presents: 'Dog Sees God' 

arly Robertson 
Editor in Chief 

The angelic Peanuts gang every- 
one grew up loving, goes to high 
school and hits puberty in Bert V. 
Royal's 2004 Charlie Brown paro- 
dy, "Dog Sees God." 

Senior theatre arts and English 
major Diane Machin chose Royal's 
play at the Black Box Theatre for 
her capstone project. 

Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig- 
Pen, Peppermint Patty and all the 
other characters are there, but they 
are now coping with pressing teen 
issues such as suicide, drug abuse 

and sex. 

Sophomores Pamela Trimburger, 
who plays Tricia (Peppermint Pat- 
ty), and Amanda Chial, who plays 
CB's sister (Sally), describe the new 
Peanuts gang as "stereotypical high 
school: experimental and risky." 

Due to copyright laws, Royal 
could not publish original charac- 
ter names. However, their modern 
names still hint at traits the Pea- 
nuts characters had, only with a 
high school twist. 

Piano-playing, raspy-voiced 
Schroeder goes by Beethoven and 
eventually commits suicide. 

[See BLACK BOX, Page 7] 

Phoio by Brad Yajim 
Let loose: Cast members rehearse a dance scene to Peanuts classic theme song, "Linus and Luc 

Staff Photographa 

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Big at the box office: Is The Social Network' worth friending? 


enrik Gjertsen 
Staff Writer 

"The Social Network," directed 
by David Fincher, opened nation- 
wide on Friday, Oct. 1. 

The movie has been well received 
by critics and is currendy on top of 
the US. box office chart. 

"The Social Network," revolves 
around Facebook creator Mark 
Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eins- 
berg, the foundation of the social 
networking site and the couple of 
lawsuits he deals with in conse- 

The audience is taken through 
Zuckerbergs vision to create a net- 
work where people can interact 
with one another at all times. 

In reality, Facebook is a World 
Wide Web phenomenon that has 
become part of everyday life to 
people everywhere in the world. 

"I think it was good because it 
gave a background for what many 
of us spend our time on," said AC 
Wikstrom, a Pepperdine student 
attending the premiere. "The way 
it was all presented, with flashback 
stories and not in sequence all the 
time was something that drove the 
story more exciting. Facebook is so 
huge that it automatically appeals 
to everyone that uses it, and there- 

fore, has an enormous potential for 

The film goes through a six-year 
period, at the end of which Zuck- 
erberg becomes the worlds young- 
est billionaire. 

On his way to wealth and success, 
Zuckerberg must deal with being 
sued by fellow Harvard students 
for stealing the idea of a "social 

So far, the film has 
brought in $46 mil- 
lion in revenue, and the 
positive reception is 
expected to draw more 
people to see the film. 

On top of that, he must also 
battle his former best friend and 
co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo 
Saverin, in another lawsuit. 

Facebook has more than 500 mil- 
lion active users, which makes it an 
appealing and natural idea to shoot 
a movie that explains the origins 
and story of its invention. 

So far, the film has brought in $46 
million in revenue, and the posi- 
tive reception is expected to draw 
more people to see the film. 

"It's a movie I can relate to, as I 
have my own Facebook profile," 

Senior directs Peanuts parody 

[BLACK BOX, from Page 6] 

Linus, now known as Van, is a 
self-proclaimed Buddhist who 
struggles with drug use. 

"There aren't many points in the 
play where I'm not 'high'" sopho- 
more Brandon Kalien who plays 
Van said in jest. 

One of the cast's first rehears- 
als addressed the scene after 
Beethoven's death called "Peer 

In this excerpt, sophomore Ste- 
phen Wardle's character CB, better 
recognized as Charlie Brown, has 
a powerful and uncharacteristic 
breakdown in front of his friends. 

It was difficult for the actors to 
relate to the old characters with 
their new, more experienced hab- 

"In many ways Matt is my exact 
opposite," said freshman Chris 
Malison who plays Matt, also 
known as Pig- Pen. "His actions 

are things I would never do." 

This directing experience is for- 
warding Machin in her goal to be- 
come an actor and/or director. 

"It has been great to get this 
practice and experience," Machin 
said. "There's no way to get direct- 
ing experience with out actually 
doing it." 

Machin and her cast have been 
preparing for their performance 
this week. 


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CLU junior Ola Lien Samuelsen 
said. "Even though I had an idea 
of how the film would end, I still 
found it interesting seeing the de- 
velopment of the Facebook inven- 

The actors' performances are no- 
ticeable and believable in that their 
characters give life to the story. 

The screenplay, adapted by fa- 
mous screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, 
is dominated by dialogue that 
depicts the various characters' 

One cannot attend this film ex- 
pecting guns and exploding cars or 
scenes that move people to tears. 
This film is purely an informative 
drama focusing on the depiction 
of the people behind the social 

However, this doesn't mean the 
film never gets tense; it is also a sto- 
ry about friendship and betrayal. 

While some might be inclined to 
see "The Social Network" because 
of its relation to Facebook, some 
feel there are other reasons as well. 

Junior Tyler Torrisen, a non- 
facebook user, wanted to see an- 
other film made by the director of 
"Fight Club." 

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College relationships: always destined for failure? 


College life. When you hear 
those two words, what comes to 
mind? Well I'll tell you what I 

Long nights staying up, 
regardless of whether you are 
studying or not, writing paper after 
paper, making trips to the Dollar 
Tree because you want to spend 
the least you can on everything, 
improving procrastination skills 
and, of course, the obvious and 
most entertaining one, exercising 
the freedom and the control we 
have over our social life. 

Some students have a very hard 
time balancing it all. 

It might be overwhelming at 

first, but we eventually figure out a 
way to balance our social life with 
our academics. 

But what happens to those who 
are in relationships going into 
college? Do their relationships 
change once school starts? 

Well, we all knowthe temptations 
that come along with college, 
especially on the weekends. 

With all the "social functions" 
and spontaneous behavior that 
may lead to regrettable actions 
and decisions, it makes you 
wonder if college is a place where 
relationships with boyfriends or 
girlfriends are easy to maintain. 

Some of you may have heard 
of the term "The Turkey Drop". 
Listen up, freshmen. The turkey 
drop happens when a freshman 
heads off to college or university 
and breaks up with his or her 
long-distance, stable girlfriend 
or boyfriend, usually around 
Thanksgiving break 

We all must keep in mind this 
isn't high school anymore. 

We are in the process of growing 
up, and we start thinking of our 

We start thinking of our 
career, athletics or how there's 
not enough time in the day to 
accomplish all our homework 
We start second guessing whether 
it's the right time to put in all 
the effort a relationship requires. 
Don't get me wrong now; I have 
seen couples madly in love who 
give their all to make it work I 
give you props, couples, because I 
just couldn't do it. 

"Depending on the seriousness 
of the relationship, college can 
ruin a relationship, but it all 
rests upon the individuals in the 
relationship," sophomore Erica 
Edubb said. 

Not all of us have the mind-set 
to commit to a significant other so 
early in our lives. 

There are those, like me, who 
just want to enjoy life, not add 
more stress than there should be, 
and just have fun. 

"I wanted to be single coming 
into college. From what I heard, 
you should try and experience as 
much as you can, have fun and 
not worry about someone holding 
you back," sophomore Rola 
Hawatmeh said. 

Then, of course, there are 
those who simply do not want a 
relationship because they don't 
want to remain faithful. 

I respect that more than I respect 

We all know we have plenty of 
those people out in the world. 

There seems to be something 
in the water as the idea that 
our society is starting to view 
cheating as acceptable because the 
belief that "it's bound to happen 
sometime" is floating around. 

I'm sorry, but last time I checked, 

if you feel the need to cheat, why 
are you wasting the other persons 

It seems like more and more 
students in college have adopted 
the mind set of "no attachments." 
But if everyone feels the same way, 
then where exactly is this leading 
us to? 

There is your answer, ladies and 

The reason you can't seem to 
find the right guy or girl during 
these years is simply because 
people don't want to deal with all 
the baggage a relationship carries. 

Some are not ready for a serious 
relationship, and people need to 
respect that. 

But for all of those who are in 
a relationship and not only value 
fidelity but also find a way to 
balance it all out, it gives all of 
us hope that college doesn't ruin 
relationships and what they truly 
stand for. 

Internet mockery ends in suicide 

As of 2008 suicide is the second 
most common type of death for 
college students, reports a study 
on the mental and physical health 
of students done by American 
College Health Association. Of 
those students surveyed, 1.3 
percent had attempted suicide and 
9 percent "seriously considered" 
killing themselves at least once. 

It has been three weeks since 
18-year-old Rutgers University 
student Tyler Clementi took his 
own life at the Washington Bridge 
after his roommate Dharun Ravi, 
18, planted a camera in Clementi's 
room and then webcast the private 
video of the victim with another 
male live on the Internet. Molly 
Wei, 1 8, also a freshman at Rutgers 
is alleged to have had a part in the 
exploitive video. 

Both Ravi and Wei face two 
counts of invasion of privacy 
for hiding a camera without 

Before the action took place, 
Ravi posted on his Twitter account 
on Sept. 19 "Roommate asked for 
the room till midnight. I went into 
Molly's room and turned on my 
webcam. I saw him making out 
with a dude. Yay." 

Then two days later posted, 
"Anyone with iChat, I dare you to 
video chat me between the hours 
of 9:30 and 12. Yes, it's happening 

A twisted and disturbing blend 
of teenage mockery and violent 
Internet use has made its way into 

Although the Internet has 

provided an incredible way for the 
world to connect, expand, transfer 
information and entertain, it 
has also become a double-edged 
sword, especially for those who 
use it, mostly teens and young 

Facebook, MySpace and Twitter 
have become these vicious 
cesspools that determine coolness, 
likability and beauty by how many 
"friends" we have, the number 
of beach-front photos we can 
take and who can post the most 
interesting comment. 

Are we at the point where we 
have to draw the line at suicide? 

It is hard to say whether or not 
Ravi would have made his video 
public had it not been for Facebook, 
Twitter or even YouTube. My 
guess is that convenience was a 
factor. However, the Internet isn't 
to blame for Clementi's death. 
It was Ravi's intent to exploit the 
victim's private life that drove 
Clementi into a state of confusion 
and depression. 

Some have considered the 
link between Ravi's video and 
Clementi's death to be related to 
the victim being gay. Chairman 
of the gay-rights group Garden 
State Equality, Steven Goldstein, 
considered Ravi's actions a hate 

"We are heartbroken over the 
tragic loss of a young man, who by 

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all accounts was brilliant, talented 
and kind" Goldstein said to NBC 
a few days after Clementi's suicide. 
"And we are sickened that anyone 
in our society, such as the students 
allegedly responsible for making 
the surreptitious video, might 
consider destroying others' lives 
as a sport " 

Clementi's story has resonated 
with people across America, 
including daytime TV host and 
comedian Ellen DeGeneres. 

After hearing about Clementi's 
death, DeGeneres spoke 
out against teenage bullying 
mentioning three other suicides 
that occurred in September as 
a result of bullying: Seth Walsh, 
13, from Tehachapi, Calif., 
Asher Brown, 13, from Cypress, 
Texas and Billy Lucas, 15, from 
Greensburg, Ind. 

"This needs to be a wake-up call 
to everyone that teenage bullying 
and teasing is an epidemic in this 
country, and the death rate is 
climbing. We have an obligation 
to change this," DeGeneres said. 

I wish to raise awareness at CLU 
just as Ellen has. It doesn't matter 
if you're gay, straight, black, white, 
blue, believe in God or worship 
your dog, hate crimes and bullying 
can have serious and devastating 
consequences. This epidemic, as 
Ellen called it, is a reality and is 
happening everywhere. 

Jobless go to college 

While the American economy 
is still struggling and jobs 
are still scarce, colleges and 
universities are overwhelmed 
with applications. 

According to the top schools 
in America, such as Harvard, 
Princeton, Yale and others, 
since the economy has plunged, 
applications have risen drastically. 

The reason for the turnaround 
is that with few jobs available, 
people are finding it easier to go 
back to school, not only at any 
college or university but at an Ivy 
League school. 

Currently, people who are of 
low-to-middle income can get 
into an Ivy League school for free 
or very little cost to them. 

According to an article in the 
New York Times, Ivy League 
schools are actually much 
cheaper to attend than other 
universities, such as University of 

However, this only pertains 
to people who make less than 
$100,000 per year. 

Therefore, many people recently 
have been worried about higher 
education declining along with 
job availability. 

According to the New York 
Times, it seems as if they are 
trying to convince others that 
everything is ok in education. 

However, according to the 
schools, although the applications 
have risen, the number of 
students the schools accept each 
year has not changed. 

Therefore, no more students, as 
far as population, are accepted 
into the universities. 

The problem with this is 
students who are not accepted 
have to attend a university they 
may not be able to afford. 

Once again, we are back to 
square one, with students not in 
college or in steady jobs. 

I think it is wonderful that the 
Ivy League schools are making 
it more accessible to those with 
lower incomes. 

However, for education to stay 
afloat in our down economy, 
every college and university 
would need to make it easier and 
cheaper for students to attend. 

However, we know this is 
definitely not true for the 
University of California; there 
tuition increased by 32 percent as 
of last year. 

With the UC's tuition increase, 
financial aid did not necessarily 
adjust to the new cost. 

Therefore, some students I spoke 
with at UC when the tuition went 
up, received the same amount of 
financial aid which has led them 
to struggle through or drop out. 

Another problem with 
education at this time is that, 
because the economy is so low, 
many people who need extra 
money cannot take out any type 
of loan, which they could pay 
back after receiving a diploma. 

Education is something that 
is not free, and although the 
Ivy League schools are trying 
to make it easier for those with 
less income, in the long run no 
more people are accepted, and 
therefore no more people are 
really helped with education. 

The idea is a great one. Now we 
just need to get more colleges and 
universities onboard. 

October 13,2010 

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OPINION - Page 9 

Housekeeper costing an election? 

Candidate, Meg 
Whitman, in hot 
water over 

Net worth of $1.3 billion, 
California's fourth wealthiest 
woman, Republican candidate 
for governor of California and 
employer of an illegal immigrant; 
which one of these phrases does 
not fit? 

When analyzing the extremely 
intelligent Margret "Meg" 
Whitman, one cannot overlook 
her many successes with the 
website eBay or her status at 
companies such as Walt Disney, 
DreamWorks and Hasbro. 
However, when talking about 
this American billionaire, now 
many pose a new question, was 
Whitman knowingly harboring 
an illegal immigrant? As smart 
as this Princeton alumna is, and 

with the extensive access she has 
in society, there is no way she did 
not know that her employee was 

Recently, stories have surfaced 
in the news about the employment 
of Nicky Diaz Santillan, 
Whitman's undocumented 

former housekeeper. Santillan, a 
worker for Whitman from 2000 
to 2009, for a total of nine years, is 
now suing her ex-boss for $6,210 
in old pay. According to a blog on, she said, "It is not 
fair that we work hard and then 
get thrown away like garbage 
with no thought about what will 
happen to us." 

Santillan is infuriated because 
she believes that Whitman 
decided to drop her as an 
employee after deciding to run 
for governor of California. With 
stricter laws affecting many 
within the Hispanic community, 
it seems as if Whitman did not 
want to ruin her chances at an 
opportunity to govern the golden 

"Nicky had falsified the 
hiring documents and personal 
information she provided to the 
employment agency that brought 
her to us in 2000," Whitman 
said in an article on abcnews. "Nicky told me that she 

was admitting her deception now 
because she was aware that her 
lie might come out during the 
campaign." Although Whitman 
makes valid statements, I 
personally think that it is almost 
impossible to have someone in 
your house for over 5 years and 
not know her personal life, such 
as place of residence or origin. 
Somehow it seems as though 
an astute businesswoman and a 
Forbes list contender would look 
into such affairs to avoid any 
tabloid fodder. Whitman seems 
as though she is the one hiding 
the truth from the public. 

Whitman holds the record for 
spending personal profits on 
her campaign. With that said, of 
course she decided to get rid of 
Nicky Diaz Santillian; I'm sure 
she did not want to waste any of 
the $119 million she has spent 
only to risk losing it. Besides, 
Whitman is into stocks, judging 
from her impressive record and 
very high socio-economic status; 
I'm sure she knows where to place 
her money and which gambles 
not to take. 

In hopes to become the first 
female to govern California, 
Whitman should have known that 
the gamble of further employing 
Santillian was not worth taking. 

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Dangers of Facebook 

With the release of the 
Facebook based movie "The 
Social Network," Facebook 
seems to be bigger than ever; the 
website is ranked the number 
one social networking site 
according to 

Many people think that 
Facebook was made for all 
demographics, but the founder 
of the site Mark Zukerberg was a 
college student who was looking 
for a place where he and his 
peers could connect, meet new 
people and reconnect with old 

The way Zuckerberg set up 
the site did not only attract 
college students but all different 
demographics, from the young 
to the old, from businesses to 
educational institutions. 

To set up a profile, a person has 
to start the registration process 
for creating an account, which is 
fairly easy. 

You have to give them the basic 
information which includes your 
birth date, gender, full name and 
email, along with a picture if you 
choose to do so at that time. 

After a person has created 
an account and joined the 
Facebook family, it is up to 
him or her to decide how much 
information they would like to 
give out. 

Facebook gives a person the 
ability to choose who they want 
to share personal information 
with through customizing his or 
her account. 

A person can customize the 
information another can view 
through the different privacy 
settings the site offers. 

The different privacy settings a 
person can choose from range 

from the very private setting 
labeled as "only me," which 
allows only the owner of the 
account to see the information, 
to the very public setting labeled 
as the "everyone" setting, which 
allows anyone who has access to 
the Internet to view the profile; 
the person viewing it does not 
need to be a Facebook member. 

However, if a person chooses 
the most private setting, a future 
employer can still see the profile 
picture. The Facebook privacy 
content page states that if you 
would not like anyone to see 
your profile picture, then do not 
add one. 

Knowing the different privacy 
settings is important. The Echo 
revealed that more and more 
employers are using the social 
networking sites to gather 
information on their employees 
or future employees. 

Sometimes people forget who 
is able to view their profile. I 
remember a couple of summers 
ago I was working at a magazine 
publication, and two of my 
fellow co-workers wrote on their 
Facebook profile how horrible 
their jobs were and how much 
they disliked our boss. 

Our boss's assistant, whom they 
had befriended on Facebook, 
saw this and reported it. They 
were later fired. 

So, before anyone writes any 
form of slander on their profile 
or posts any pictures from their 
wild night out, they should 
really read through the privacy 
settings that the site offers. 

Setting your privacy settings 
takes less than five minutes to do 
and can save you a lot of shame 
and regret later. 

"I think privacy settings are 
very easy to use, and they are a 
good idea for students to use," 
junior Emily Hnath said. "You 
never know when someone will 
look at your page, and you don't 
want anything on your page that 
will cost you your job." 

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October 13, 2010 


McEnroe nears top of college football coach of the year contest 


hris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

The College Football Coach of 
the Year Award is a prestigious 
honor bestowed on the best 
college football coach in the 
country. This year CLU's own 
coach Ben McEnroe is among the 
finalists for the award in Division 
III at 

The voting is conducted 
throughout the season at and is 
mainly comprised of fans along 
with members of the national 
media and College Football Hall 
of Fame to ensure ail candidates 
are evaluated fairly and 
measured against specific values 
of sportsmanship, responsibility 
and integrity. 
_ The award, 

V V sponsored 

Not only is by Liberty 
Mac a great Mutual, "is 
coach, he is a more than 
great person just a trophy," 
with great according to 
morals" the official 

Jordan Barta "The Liberty 
Defensive Mutual 

lineman Coach of the 

__^__^^__ Year Award 
provides each 
coach with $50,000 to donate 
to a charity, or charities, of his 
choice as well as a $20,000 grant 
to donate to his schools alumni 

"I was surprised at the 
nomination, given the fact that 
those awards are generally given 
to coaches that win national 
championships or accomplish 

a major turnaround of a 
program," McEnroe said. "It is 
a real compliment to our entire 
coaching staff, the student- 
athletes and the university and 
its commitment to athletics." 

McEnroe has led CLU to a 
20-8 overall record, including an 
impressive 17-2 record in SCIAC 
play during his short tenure at 
CLU and is currently within the 
top 15 choices for Coach of the 
Year Award. 

McEnroe, referred to by his 
players as "Coach Mac," is in his 
fourth season as head coach at 
California Lutheran University. 
An alumnus of CLU and a 
graduate of the class of '93, he has 
been a part of the coaching staff 
for every SCIAC championship in 
program history— as an offensive 
line coach from 1993-1998 and 
as head coach since 2007. When 
taking over the head coaching 
position in 2007, he led the 
Kingsmen to a co-championship 
in his first season and guided 
last year's team, which finished 
undefeated in conference play, to 
the program's first appearance in 
the NCAA Division III playoffs. 

Along with the success of two 
SCIAC championships, McEnroe 
is not only is a great football 
coach but also a great mentor, 
according to his players. 

"We talk a lot about being 
accountable for our actions 
and inactions and hold each 
other accountable on the field, 
in the classroom and in life," 
McEnroe said. "Accountability 
is something that helps people 
eliminate excuses in their 
lives and also helps in living 

Photo by Rebekah Kliewer- Photo Editor 

Mentor: Ben McEnroe is not only a great coach but also a good mentor on and off the field, players say. 

responsibly. Too many times in 
today's society, people are looking 
for excuses, and preaching 
accountability helps our student 
athletes eliminate this problem. 
The other major platform that we 
push is to compete to be your best 
at everything you do. If a young 
person will give their best effort 
to be the best they can be, that is 
all you can ask for as a coach, as 
a parent, as a person. We put our 
players in competitive situations 
every day and encourage them to 
always compete, in football and 
in life." 

Senior defensive lineman 
Jordan Barta, an All-SCIAC First 
Team selection from last year, 

attributes the program's recent 
success to McEnroe's coaching 

"Any coach can yell at the top of 
his lungs when you mess up, but 
Mac chooses to encourage his 
players to do better on the next 
play," Barta said. "Do the little 
things' is one of his mottos that 
I will always remember: taking 
your hat off when you're indoors, 
opening the door for women, 
monitoring your language 
around women and just being 
respectful. Not only is Mac a 
great coach, he is a great person 
with great morals. He has truly 
turned the program around, and 
California Lutheran University 

should be thankful because I am 
forever thankful." 

Senior linebacker Jacob 
Norlock echoes his teammate's 
praise of McEnroe. 

"Mac is phenomenal at what 
he does," Norlock said. "His 
knowledge, combined with his 
love for the game and respect for 
the history that preceded him, 
has led him to become one of 
the best coaches to ever coach 
at CLU in just a few short years. 
He is humble and never takes the 
easy way out." 

Voting concludes on Saturday, 
Dec. 4. Visit 
to vote and help Mac win this 
much deserved award. 

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SPORTS -Page 11 

Regals soccer comes back after loss to Occidental 


la ire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

After being undefeated for 10 
games, the CLU women's soccer 
team fell to the Occidental Tigers 
Wednesday, Oct. 6. 

The California Lutheran 
University women's soccer team 
had a busy week competing in 
three games. 

They played against Santa Cruz 
on Monday Oct. 4 and against 
Occidental and Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps on Oct. 6. The 
Regals came out with two wins 
but suffered 
VC their first loss 

Our ultimate of the year. 
goal is to go The Regals 
to the NCAA played Santa 
playoffs, but Cruz Monday 
for now we with Santa 

are focusing 
on placing 
first in the 

Kristin Borzi 
Captain and 

Cruz keeping 
the lead until 
the second 
half when 
three goals 
were made 
in a short 
amount of 
Senior Brittany Clark, freshman 
Kristina Hulse and junior Kaitlin 
Walters each scored one goal for 
CLU. The game ended with a win 
for the Regals and a final score of 

The game on Wednesday, Oct. 
6 did not go as well as planned 
for the Regals. Both teams held 
the same record coming into 

the game. Clark, junior Rebekah 
Casas, sophomore Kristin 
Cameron and junior Sinead 
Vaughan all had attempts on the 
Tigers but no goals. 

In the 39 lh minute Occidental's 
freshman forward Elissa 
Minamishin made a goal with 
an assist from teammate Georgia 

With a score of 1-0, CLU pushed 
for a goal in the second half and 
had six shots on goal but failed 
to sink one in the net during the 
remaining 45 minutes. 

The game, played at Occidental, 
ended in a final score of I -0. This 
was the first loss for the Regals 
this season, as they had started 
with one of their best records 
and were undefeated. The Regals 
play the Tigers again on Oct. 30 
at home. 

"We have been playing 
extremely well, and our record 
shows it. Unfortunately, on 
Wednesday Occidental came 
ready to play; they were organized 
and ready for us," junior defender 
and captain Jessie Dingman said. 
"The loss only makes us work 
harder, and we need to come 
back and play well on Saturday." 

Before the game on Saturday, 
Clark expressed determination to 
not let the loss hurt the team. 

"We are preparing for Saturday's 
game just how we would for 
any other game. The feeling 
after Wednesday's loss is not 
something we want to feel again. 
We are prepared to go out and 







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fight for a win this Saturday and 
show this league how we bounce 
back from a loss." 

The Regals snapped back from 
their loss with a win on Saturday 
against the Claremont-Mudd- 
Scripps Athenas, playing them 
for the second time this season. 
CLU beat CMS 3-1, improving 
from their last game against CMS 
in September, which ended as a 
tie, putting them back into their 
winning streak with only one loss 
to date. 

"Right now Occidental is 
our biggest competition. We 
won't discount other teams in 

our league, but Occidental is 
obviously doing something right 
this year. They are organized 
and have found a way to stay 
undefeated. They have a solid 
coaching staff and know what 
needs to be done each game" 
Dingman said. 

The Regals have high hopes for 
this season with seven games left 
before the SCLA.C tournament. 

"Our ultimate goal is to go to 
the NCAA playoffs, but for now 
we are focusing on placing first in 
the league and hosting the SCIAC 
tournament," senior goalkeeper 
and captain Kristin Borzi said. 

The Regals have multiple 
conference games these next 
few weeks, and the next home 
game for the Regals is at 1 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 23, against the 
Redlands Bulldogs. 

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Knights rugby aims to recruit and strengthen club 

Photo by Talia Loucks-Staff Photographer 

Moving forward: Ryo Takahashi (right) catches a pass from a teammate. 

Aaron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The CLU men's rugby team 
is something students around 
campus might not be too 
familiar with. However, the 
Knights rugby club is one of the 
oldest clubs on campus and was 
established in 1970. 

Despite being around for so 

long, the team looks to recruit 
more players and strengthen 
their club in hopes of one day 
becoming an official California 
Lutheran University sport. 

"We are aiming to become a 
varsity sport. It is a long term goal, 
so right now we are focusing on 
establishing ourselves," captain 
Josh Aquinde said 

Along with Aquinde, Dylan 

Kassenbrock also serves as this 
year's captain and has had more 
requests than ever before to join 
the rugby team. 

"Right now we have about 35 
men and about 14 women, but 
again, we're always recruiting, 
especially now during the 
preseason. It was almost 
overwhelming the response we 
first got," Kassenbrock said. "We 
definitely have more support 
than we've had in the past." 

This is the first year that the 
club has expanded to form a 
women's team. 

"Kristen Keough and Grace 
Teague, as well as all the girls 
we have now on the core of the 
women's club, are all doing their 
part to establish a stronger girls 
squad," Aquinde said. 

Knights rugby players Michael 
Zubach and Christian Metzger 
also are looking forward to 
establishing a stronger rugby 
program at school. 

Zubach, a senior and former 
Kings men soccer goalkeeper, 
will now have more duties on 
this team than just stopping the 


"For myself and the other new 
guys, this experience is going to 
be something totally new and 
different. The thing I missed 
most about athletics at CLU was 
the competition, and I'm excited 
to get that back with rugby," 
Zubach said. 

Metzger, a senior, turned to 
rugby because of the flexibility 
it gave him with his busy work 

"I played football my freshman 
year, but it was very time 
consuming, and I found rugby as 
a great alternative," Metzger said. 

Although California Lutheran 
University's rugby team is only 
a club sport, they still have big 
opponents that they need to 
prepare for. 

"Our biggest opponents this 
season are Cal State Long Beach 
and UCSB and, of course, Cal 
State Fullerton, which is our 
biggest rival," Metzger said. "It 
was a pivotal game against them 
last year, and we lost by one point 
in the final minute of the match. 
In addition, they got promoted to 

Division II, which gives us more 
incentive to beat them." 

The team is coming from the 
program's second official season, 
in which they went 5-2-1 playing 
in Division III, although now the 
Knights play in Division II. 

"Our goal for the season is to 
play as best we can every game," 
Kassenbrock said. "In addition 
to that, we are always trying to 
continue to grow and expand our 

The Rugby team has an away 
game Saturday, Oct. 16, against 
Whittier College at 7 p.m. as well 
as a home game versus Whittier 
again Oct. 23. 

"Many people think rugby is 
a strength game more than a 
thinking game, but in rugby you 
have to use strategy," Kassenbrock 
said. "Strength always helps, but 
the smarter team will always 
win. Also, rugby is a lifestyle, 
being that it is considered to be 
the second most popular sport 
in the world after soccer; the 
unity between ruggers, even 
opponents, is different than any- 
other sport I've been a part of." 

Covering All the Bases: 

Boise State Broncos are the little team that might 

After years of constantly 
proving the doubters wrong, 
what more does Boise State 
have to do before they fully earn 
our trust? 

How could little Boise State, 
the school out in the middle 
of nowhere with the recruits 
no one else wants, possibly be 
the best team in all of college 

From the miracle plays against 
Oklahoma to the victory over 
fellow BCS-buster TCU in last 
January's Fiesta Bowl to the 
frequent unbeaten seasons, this 
decade has seen the rise of the 
Broncos as a serious contender 
on the national level. But it 
has yet to fully translate to the 
respect they deserve. 

The current edition of the 
Broncos could be the best one 
to date. 

The team returned nearly 
everyone from last season's 
squad; Heisman-hopeful 

Kellen Moore is one of the 
most efficient and effective 
quarterbacks in the country, 
and head coach Chris Peterson 
remains as one of the game's 
best and most innovative play 

However, if any two BCS 
conference schools go 

undefeated as Boise State is 
expected to do, it will be those 
schools that get to play for the 
national championship, leaving 
the Broncos off of the game's 
biggest stage yet again. 

There are two ways you can 
look at this argument: have they 
earned the right to play for the 
national championship by going 
unbeaten, or are they one of the 
two best teams in the country if 
they run the table? 

If you look at it strictly from 
the first perspective, clearly 
they will not have earned it. 
Everyone knows the WAC does 
not compare to the SEC or any 
other BCS conference in terms 
of difficulty of schedule. If two 
other BCS level schools go 
unbeaten, it should be only fair 
that they get the nod over an 
undefeated Boise State. 

But playing for the sport's 
biggest prize should be decided 
by the voters, regardless of who 
a team plays or where their 
school is located. 

The Broncos have already 
beaten two big-time programs 
this year in Virginia Tech and 
Oregon State, who are still very 
much in the hunt for the ACC 
and Pac- 10 championships, 

By the end of the season they 
also will have played a Nevada 
team that steamrolled Cal and is 
currently unbeaten themselves. 
Though the rest of their schedule 
is certainly not a murderer's row 
of opponents, they have been 
tested enough to give voters 
an accurate impression of how 
good they are. 

And just as important, Boise 
State has proven themselves 
capable of playing on big stages 
before. Though their upset over 
Oklahoma was almost four 
years ago, it still serves as a great 
reminder the Broncos come 
ready to play no matter who 
their opponent is. They would 
be a huge challenge for any 

team they matched up against in 
the national championship. 

Now, if some team pulls off an 
upset against the Broncos along 

the way, this whole argument is 
done. They have to stay perfect 
if they want the chance to play 
for that big crystal football. 

I'm just saying if they do, they 
should be given the chance 
to prove to everyone just how 
good they are. 

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October 27, 2010 Vol. 56 Number 6 

Homecoming weekend brings students and alumni together 

Rebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

Xavier Walton 
Staff Writer 

CLU welcomed alumni, 
current students and families 
as they filled the weekend with 
Homecoming activities from 
Oct. 21 to 24. 

On Friday Oct. 22, ASCLUG 
Programs Board hosted the 
annual Homecoming Carnival 
that stretched across Memorial 
Parkway with rides, carnival 
games and entertainment. 

Homecoming is one of the 
biggest events on campus, and 
the carnival is one of the most 
awaited activates of Homecoming 

Anticipation grew as the event 
approached; students became 
more and more excited as they 
saw the rides being assembled on 
Memorial Parkway in the middle 
of campus. 

Although it was a misty and 
cold evening, it didn't keep 
masses of people from attending 
the event. 

In attendance at the event 
was President Chris Kimball, 
California Lutheran University 
students and their families, 
members of the community, 
faculty and staff. 

The rides offered at the 
carnival were a Ferris wheel, 
swings, a large racing slide and a 

"The lines were really long, but 
I still had a great time," junior 

Cris Sugleris said. "I had a ton 
of fun going down the slide with 
my friends, and at one point I got 
some serious air." 

Guests were entertained for the 
night by the CLU dance team, 
the H20 hip-hop organization 
and the new Slam Poetry 
Club. Homecoming court was 
presented as well. 

Many students were excited 
about the slam poetry that was 
performed that night. 

"Since this is my last 
Homecoming Carnival, it was 
really nice to be there with my 
friends. My favorite part of 
the whole event was when the 
slam poetry was performed," 
senior Kelly How said, "It was 
something new that I really 
enjoyed, and I thought it was an 
awesome performance." 

The carnival games were a big 
hit at the event, and games ranged 
from bowling to basketball tic- 
tac-toe to aiming games. 

Most attendees participated in 
the games and won silly bands, 
rainbow lollipops, slinkys and 

"This is the first year I have been 
able to make it to the carnival 
in the four years I have gone to 
CLU," senior Andrew Jenssen 
said. "I was really disappointed 
that they weren't giving out 
goldfish this year." 

Attendees enjoyed cotton 
candy, popcorn and churros as 
they meandered around the 
event with their friends and 
family members. 

"My mom and I had a great 

Photo by Daniku Briggs- Staff Photographs 

Spirit Tent: Freshman Hilary Glossbrenner passes out school spirit to young fans who came with their families. 

time at the carnival," senior 
Molly Clancy said. "No matter 
how old or young you are, the 
carnival is fun for all ages. We all 
had an outstanding time, and the 
family atmosphere really made 
the event." 

ASCLUG Programs Board 
worked hard to organize the 
Homecoming events. 

"I think the event went really 
well this year," said Breanne 
Gibson ASCLUG Programs 
Board member. "We were excited 
to have some new rides and 
games for everyone." 
[See HOME, Page 5] 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 
Half-time: The cheerleaders stunt and tumble to entertain the crowd. 

Students undress for charity 

'hoto by Brad Yajima -Staff Photograph 
Good cause: Students donated their clothes for the service project, Undie Run, on a chilly Monday night. 

atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

Despite the rainy weather, 
CLU's second annual Undie Run 
collected 10 barrels of clothing 
to donate to charity and gave 
students a great excuse to run 
around in their underwear. 

For their service project, the 
senior Resident Assistants 
chose the Undie Run, in which 
California Lutheran University 
students stripped down to the 
bare minimum and donated 
unwanted clothing to charity. 

While in their underwear, they 
took a 10-minute run around 

campus with a downpour to end 
the night. 

"We couldn't have planned the 
weather better if we tried," said 
Molly Clancy, a senior RA. "It 
was dry at the beginning, so none 
of the clothes got soggy. Then it 
started pouring rain exactly as 
the run was done; adding a grand 
finale to the whole experience." 

The clothes that were stripped 
off were donated to The ARC of 
Ventura County, which helps 
improve the lives of individuals 
with disabilities, according to 
the mission statement on the 
foundation's website. 
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CLU hosts Swenson Center dedication ceremony 


ache! Flores 
Staff Writer 

Over 100 CLU staff, faculty and 
students gathered to dedicate the 
new Swenson Center for Social 
and Behavioral Science building 
on Oct. 22. 

The new building is the first 
LEED, Leadership in Energy and 
Environmental Design, certified 
building on campus. 

"I started at CLU in 1967 
where we had 900 students; my 
classes were held in the E and G 
building, known as the chicken 
coops. It was always too hot in 
the summer or too cold in the 
winter, whereas now there are 
over 2,000 undergraduates and 
close to 2,000 graduate students, 
who all get the pleasure to learn 
and teach in wonderful facilities," 
Karen Spies '70, chair of the 
Board of Regents said. 

The original home of the social 
science classes were once held in 
the ranch "chicken coops" that 
were converted into classrooms 
in 1961. 

Now these classes are held in 
the $8.5 million building, which 
incorporates many sustainable 

If at night the air is cooler 
outside, the upper windows 
automatically open for 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographer 

Exploring: Guests enjoy the Pamela M. Jolicoeur Gallery in the Swenson Center during the dedication ceremony. 


The bottom floor of the building 
has no hallway to create larger 

The building includes 43 
faculty offices, providing space 
for psychology, criminal justice, 
political science, sociology, 
communication and public 
policy faculty and students. 

Project manager Valerie 
Crooks worked with Amador 
Whittle Architects Inc., Jensen 
Design & Survey and HMH 

Construction Co. to make this a 
LEED building. 

"Not only is the new building 
beautiful but comfortable as 
well. The offices and classrooms 
are so nice compared to the 
cramped spaces we were once in," 
psychology major Noelle Atalla 
said. "I am so fortunate to have 
all my classes in this building." 

About $2 million was also raised 
for the program endowment, 
which was made possible by 
not only Jim and Sue Swenson, 

but Marv and Fran Soiland, the 
Ullman Family Foundations, 
Karen and Allen Spies, Kirsten 
and Karsten Lundring, Jack and 
Carol Gilbert and the estate of 
Eleanor and Paul Culver. 

"The Swensons were recognized 
in 2008 for philanthropist of 
the year by Orange County. 
Jim Swenson is very smart, 
Sue Swenson is very wise and 
together they are able to create 
such things as this building, on 
their behalf, thanks be to God," 

said Howie Wennes, president 

The Swensons were recognized 
at Orange County's National 
Philanthropy Day after they 
creating an endowment for the 
Children's Hospital of Orange 

The event was held in front of 
the Swenson Center, attended 
by the Swenson family, speakers, 
alumni, donors, faculty and 
students, who were provided with 
food and a tour of the building. 

"The turnout of this event was 
phenomenal. From the president 
to the Swenson family members, 
we had more people here than we 
did at the new football stadium 
groundbreaking," said Evan 
Clark, president of ASCLUG. 
"This is the kind of turnout we 
need to show our gratitude." 

Jim Swenson was once a CLU 
student, but barely graduated 
due to financial issues his senior 

After receiving a loan from the 
bank, he was able to afford his 
senior year and graduated with a 
degree in science. 

"I hope we can do this several 
more times" Jim Swenson said. 

The Swenson family ended the 
dedication by thanking CLU for 
giving them the opportunity to 
contribute to the university. 

Students share project results at annual research symposium 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

Students gathered in the 
Ahmanson Science Center for 
the seventh annual Student 
Research Symposium on 
Saturday, Oct. 23. 

This event gave CLU's top 
undergraduate students across 
several majors the chance to 
show off the results of their 
research projects. 

Last spring, junior Tang Moua 
started studying and researching 
Hydroxyapetite, a mineral form 
found in teeth and bones within 
the human body. 

She communicated with her 
mentor Dr. Michael Shaw, a 
professor of bioengineering and 
physics, through e-mails during 
the summer to work on the 

"It's been a really difficult yet 
rewarding experience because I 
learned a lot about the world of 
research and how it's applicable 
in real life," Moua said. 

Part of the event consisted of 
students giving 15-minute oral 
presentations, explaining and 
showcasing their research and 

Visitors were invited to stop by 
the symposium and check out 
the different exhibits. 

The presentations ranged from 
senior Nathaniel Fernandez 
explaining a resilience-building 

Photos by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographa 
Innovation: Above, senior Matthew Jackson explains his research to 
visitors. Below, senior Ryan McCarty showcased his project on a poster 
board display in the Ahmanson Science Center. 

program that applies to math and 
science Upward Bound students 
to senior Marcus McKinnon's 
explanation of the influence of 
ground reaction forces from 
running on a person's bone 

Visitors also got the chance 
to interact and talk one on one 
with the student researchers and 
see their results demonstrated 
on poster boards throughout the 
lobby of the Ahmanson Science 

Junior Travis Severt focused 
his experimental investigation 
on optical stress, and senior 
Bobby Sanders researched fruit 
and vegetable consumption and 
bone health in older adults. 

They are two of the students 
who presented their findings on 
a poster board display. 

Many students spent their 
summer working alongside a 
California Lutheran University 
faculty member, who mentored 
them on their project. 

Junior Megan Ameche and 
senior Alicia Costin, who are 
both math majors, spent their 
summer in the math lab. 

"Personally, as a math major, I 
was struggling last semester but 
this whole experience helped 
math stick for me," Costin said. 

The students had the choice of 
either giving an oral presentation 
or creating a poster board to put 
on display. 

Several students, parents and 
faculty attended the symposium. 

Junior Rebekah Casas had to 
attend the event to receive credit 
for her psychology class. 

"You could really tell the 
students put a lot of time and 
thought into their research," 
Casas said. "I thought it was very 
informative and the students did 
a really good job. My favorite 
was the psych presentation." 

Jenifer Costin, mother of Alicia 
Costin, attended the event to 
support her daughter. 

"I was particularly impressed 
that Alicia was asked to do this 
and that she has put her whole 
energy into it," Costin said. "I am 
a very proud parent." 

Other participating student 
researchers included Perri 
Hopkins, David Brethouwer, 
Maura Schmitz, Evelyn Ibarra, 
Samantha Aguinaldo, Jasmine 
Johnson, John Mussatto, Lindsey 
Brittain, Erin Cyffka, Travis 
Hayden, Matthew Jackson, Ryan 
McCarty, Ray Ostrander, Tessa 
Page, Jakie Rodriguez, Ryan 
Sasada, Kimberly Southerland, 
Grace Teague, Keenan Woods, 
Hay Mun Win and Michael 

Many students who 

participated in the symposium 
will present their results at 
professional conferences 

throughout the region and 

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Undie Run generates 10 barrels of clothing 

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foundation's website. 

"We worked with the CSC 
to find an organization" said 
Christine Paul, associate 
director of Student Life. 

The Undie Run had a huge 
influx of people this year, 
which created a larger amount 
of clothing that was able to be 
donated to charity. 

"We had an even larger 
turnout than last year; I'd say 
over 200 people showed up 
and we donated hundreds of 
pieces of clothing," said Molly 
Clancy, organizer of the event. 
"The overall program ran much 
smoother this year, and all the 
senior RAs were very happy 
with the outcome." 

The night began at the Luther 
statue, also known as Gumby, 

where students gathered to 
listen to music, collect glow 
sticks and drop off their clothes 
in the big cans covered by a 
canopy to keep them dry. 

Students either wore their 
clothes and took them off or 
brought them in a bag. 

"I loved rounding up my 
residents and getting everyone 
excited to help out a good cause 
and look good doing it," said 
Miles George, a sophomore RA 
who participated in the event. 
"Plus, I'm not sure anyone loves 
to run in their underwear more 
than me." 

Last year, the Undie Run 
attracted about 150 people 
who donated 400-500 pieces of 

Some students came and 
participated in the run; others 

just chose to donate, according 
to Paul. 

The students were encouraged 
to either come in their 
underwear or swimsuits. 

Many also dressed in 
costumes, such as a banana and 
a santa hat. 

"We started doing this 
program in 2009," Clancy said. 
"The program is obviously to 
have fun, but with the donating 
of the clothes, we are able to tie 
in an element of service as well." 

A sort of organized chaos, as 
described by Paul, ended with 
camaraderie between runners 
and a celebration with pizza, 
despite the heavy rain. 

"It was a great way to kick off 
Homecoming week, and I know 
everyone who participated will 
never forget it," Clancy said. 

Spots given to alternative fuel vehicles 

ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

With the building of the new 
eco-friendly Swenson Center for 
Social and Behavioral Sciences, 
CLU has designated parking for 
alternative-fuel vehicles only. 

"With every new building, we 
have to add more parking," said 
Fred Miller, director of Campus 
Public Safety. 

Students are questioning 
this decision because they feel 
parking is already tight and 
there aren't enough fuel-efficient 
vehicles to have a designated 

Many also feel there are 
not enough students or staff 

- - who drive 

Vt . , alternative 

I think it's 

great, but 

those cars 

should only 

be allowed to 

park there." ~" Q ? h 

AllieBuenger vehicles t0 

Senl0r fill the spots," 

Miller said. 

Outside of the Swenson Center, 
a portion of the street has 
been marked off as parking for 
alternative fuel vehicles. 

There are approximately five 
spots marked by temporary 
signs that went up about a week 

"We aren't enforcing it as of 
right now until we mark it all 
out and let faculty and students 
know about it," Miller said. 

Campus Public Safety and 

Alternative Fue 
Vehicles Only^ 

'^ o* 

Photo by Rebekah Kliewer - Photo Editor 

Alternative fuel: These signs are posted outside the Swenson Center, 

fuel vehicles 
to park in 
these spots. 
"We have 

Security doesn't think that it 
will have that big of an impact 
because there will definitely be 
five hybrid cars that park there, 
according to Miller. 

Commuters oppose this new 
plan because parking on campus 
is limited already. 

"I think it's great, but those 
cars should only be allowed 
to park there. If they can park 
there, then they shouldn't be 
allowed anywhere else," said 
Allie Buenger, a California 
Lutheran University senior who 
commutes to campus. 

According to Miller, hybrid cars 
will park in the new designated 
spots and other motorists will 
take their old parking spots. 

"It's hard this semester because 
there's such a big incoming 
freshman class and people 
moved off campus because there 
wasn't enough space in housing," 
said Bree Gibson, ASCLUG 
junior representative. 

This new decision will affect 
commuters even more. 

"Parking is bad enough as it is 
this semester, so eliminating all 
those extra spots would make it 
worse," Buenger said. 

Campus Public Safety and 
Security officials have plans 
for future projects to increase 
parking spaces at CLU. 

They are considering a plan 
to designate spots on campus 
streets to fit more cars, according 
to Miller. 

By marking off spaces in paint 
on the pavement, vehicles could 
be parked in a more orderly 
fashion and, thus, create more 
room for cars. 

Prop 19 raises questions 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

The Regulate, Control and Tax 
Cannabis Act, also known as 
Proposition 19, will be among 
the many measures voted on 
in next month's California 
statewide ballot. 

If passed, Proposition 19 will 
allow local governments to 
impose fees and tax marijuana, 
as well as regulate what are 
currently considered criminal 

Some provisions that come with 
the passing of the proposition 
will include the legal possession 
of up to one ounce of marijuana 
by those who are 21 or older. 

It will also allow these persons 
to recreationally use the drug 
in a non-public place, such 
as a residence or licensed 
establishment that permits 
marijuana consumption. 

In addition, the passing of 
the measure will permit the 
growth of marijuana at a private 
residence in a space no larger 
than 25 square feet. 

The advocacy group for 
Proposition 19 argues its passing 
will aid California's budget 
shortfall, while directly cutting 
off dangerous and violent drug 

Also, the passing of Proposition 
19 will redirect law enforcement 
to crimes that are considered to 
be harsher and of higher priority. 

The opposition to Proposition 
19 argues that it is a flawed 
act and that its passing will 
have profound, unintended 
consequences on the safety 
of California, as well as state 

Many current laws on 
marijuana will remain, such as 
the unlawful sale of the drug to 

However, many of the new 
laws, which will be imposed 
regarding the use of marijuana, 
will be regulated similar to the 
laws on alcohol. 

For example, driving while 
under the influence of marijuana 
will still be punishable by law. 

Also, any person over 21 who 
knowingly and willingly sells 
marijuana to a minor, will be 
fined $1,000 and imprisoned for 
up to six months per offense. 

Marijuana is most commonly 
used by young adults between the 
ages of 18 and 25, and according 

to the National Survey for Drug 
Use and Health, the drug is 
mostly used by college students. 

"I think it is a popular issue 
because it might be the next 
alternative to alcohol. It also 
provides a certain 'forbidden 
fruit' aspect," senior Alexander 
Moe said. "I'm not sure if 
[Proposition 19] will pass; 
it might be met with a lot of 
opposition at this point. The 
fact that it has now even met the 
agenda might mean that it could 
pass in the next few years." 

Among college students, 
marijuana is the second most 
frequently used drug behind 

According to the NSDH, 
approximately 47 percent of 
college students who were 
surveyed in 2006 said that they 
have used the drug at least once 
during their lifetime. 

CLU student Mieke Howell 
believes the proposition should 
be passed. 

"The government will finally 
be able to regulate and tax 
a product which America 
has been buying, selling and 
consuming for centuries," 
Howell said. "The illegality of 
marijuana hasn't hindered its 
use, so legalizing it will simply 
allow those who need it to get 
it legally. It will also allow the 
government to spend its money 
on improving our schools rather 
than attempting to stop the 

Some side effects of marijuana 
that can directly affect college 
students include a decreased 
ability to learn and remember 
things and what is called 
"a motivational syndrome," 
referring to a student's lack of 
motivation for academics and 
overall life goals. 

These statistics, according 
to NSDH, are based on the 
sustained use of marijuana. 

Dr. Robert Meadows, a 
criminal justice professor at 
CLU, believes that there are too 
many associated issues with 
Proposition 19 for it to pass. 

"I don't think Proposition 19 
will pass. I don't believe there 
will be enough people in favor 
of the legalization of marijuana. 
One of the issues is that even 
if the measure does pass, 
marijuana will still be federally 
regulated," Meadows said. 


Jamba Juice construction breaks ground 

Construction on the new Jamba [uice kiosk, located between the 
Soiland Humanities building and Ahmanson Science Center, 
began this week. It is expected to be open in time for the start of 
spring semester. 

Effective Monday, Oct. 25, the Kiosk will temporarily operate out 
of Mogen Market. The hours of operation will remain the same 
and the meal equivalency options will remain intact as well. 

Sunday Nights 7pm 

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Royal brood revealed at Homecoming coronation 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

Seniors Cassidy Hallagin and 
Amanda Davidson were crowned 
Homecoming king and queen at 
the annual Homecoming Carnival 
on Friday night, Oct. 22. 

Selecting a Homecoming Court 
has been an important part of 
CLU's annual Homecoming cel- 

Members of the court are nomi- 
nated by CLU students. Although 
the overall process is similar to 
the past, some changes have been 
made this year. 

"The coronation in the past was 
more exclusive, with a lot of close 
families and friends, attending the 
event," Davidson said. "This year, 
it was more open to everyone." 

Davidson has been a member of 
Programs Board, a transfer peer 
adviser, a presidential host co- 
ordinator, an undergraduate ad- 
missions intern and a member of 
many campus clubs and intramu- 
ral sports teams. 

Senior Laura Mason thinks 
that members of the Homecom- 
ing court should embody what it 
truly means to have spirit for your 

"Amanda was very welcoming 
when I transferred in. She wasn't 
even my peer adviser, and she 
came up and welcomed me. She's 
just so fantastic," Mason said. 

In the past, four male students 
and four female students were 
nominated from each class and 
placed on the Homecoming court. 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

The court: (Clockwise) Sophomores Hunter Horn and Imagine Vincent, juniors Ryan Strand and Shannon 
Teague and seniors Tyler Lee, Kristen Luna, Cass Hallagin and Amanda Davidson. 

From the senior class, one male 
and one female were voted by 
the student body as the king and 

The entire Homecoming court 
was introduced at coronation, 
which took place on the Thursday 
evening of Homecoming week. 

Faculty and staff spoke at the 
ceremony, along with last year's 
queen who introduced the new 

Each member of the court was 
given an introduction of their 
campus involvement. The major- 
ity of the audience included close 
friends and family. 

This year, a few weeks before 
Homecoming week, students were 
encouraged to go on their MyCLU 
Portal to nominate three males 
and three females of their own 
class standing. These individuals 
were supposed to be well-rounded 

students who encompass CLU's 

The next step was to return to the 
portal to choose one male and one 
female from the top six students in 
each class. 

For the senior class, two males 
and two females were chosen out 
of the six. One couple was on the 
court and the other was to be king 
and queen. 

A Minute to Win It game show 

took place, in which the Home- 
coming court of each class com- 
peted against one another in a va- 
riety of fun events. 

"The announcement of the court 
was less formal than past years," 
said Kevin Holt, a graduate from 
the class of 2010. "I think that 
coronation should be part of the 
Homecoming festivities as a for- 
mal way to recognize the campus 
contributions made by the selected 

Coronation of the king and 
queen at the carnival involved the 
community and alumni, in addi- 
tion to students. 

U I think Homecoming has a 
huge impact on the community. It 
shows the community that CLU is 
an amazing school that wants the 
community to be involved any way 
it can," junior princess Shannon 
Teague said. 

She also takes personal meaning 
from being a princess. 

"I do not take on any official du- 
ties, but I personally will take on 
the role as a leader and role model 
at CLU. I will want to represent my 
peers and my school in the most 
positive way that I can," Teague 

For Davidson, being voted queen 
indicates the affection others have 
toward her. 

"Becoming Homecoming queen 
is a good reflection for myself 
and is a confirmation that I have 
friends that support me," David- 
son said. "It's not the tide that 
makes me feel this way but the fact 
that my peers have love for me. 

Games bring out class pride in Homecoming court 


Staff Writer 

CLU's Homecoming court par- 
ticipated in Minute to Win It, a 
game show hosted in the Lunching 
Events Center, on Thursday, Oct. 

The event, named after the show 
on NBC, was organized by senior 
coordinator for Student Programs 
and Wellness Initiatives Amanda 
Whealon and sophomore intern 
Libby Loeffler. 

Minute to Win It was slated to 
begin at 8 p.m. but was delayed for 
some moments because most of 
the audience were picking up free 

This was all part of the event 
Whealon and Loeffler had set up. 

Having events going on at CLU 
is nothing new, but game shows 
may become a popular trend that 
students will get to enjoy further in 
the future. 

"We wanted to switch it up a bit 
for Homecoming, and we believed 
a new game show like 'Minute to 
Win It' would be something peo- 
ple would be excited for," Whealon 
said. "People want to meet up and 
interact. Tonight was great because 

students like to get together, and a 
lot of people are familiar with the 

Prior to the games, all audience 
members were given the opportu- 
nity to put their names and CLU 
ID numbers in a lottery basket so 
they could also join in on the fun. 

The introduction and competi- 
tion among Homecoming court 
members primarily set the stan- 
dard for CLU spirit. 

Tension was high, and pride was 
on the line when the seniors, ju- 
niors, sophomores and freshmen 
battled it out on the playing plat- 

"It was really fun out there," ju- 
nior Shannon Teague said. "I like 
competing, and it's great repre- 
senting the junior court. I hope 
events like these keep continuing 
here at CLU" 

The players were supported and 
guided by coordinator for Recre- 
ational Sports Graham Crain, who 
hosted the show, with the help of 
videos explaining the rules of each 

The winners of each game re- 
ceived a yellow Minute to Win It 

"I really wanted to win a T-shirt, 

which I did, but it was fun to watch 
a couple of friends of mine on the 
Homecoming court," said senior 
Kim Hamon. 

This event was inspired by the 
actual "Minute to Win It" on NBC, 
which is hosted by Guy Fieri. 

It features everyday people being 
set up against simple challenges 

that give them a chance to win $1 

CLU's version was not to going 
to award lucky students $1 mil- 
lion. The show was, instead, set 
up to kick-start the Homecoming 
weekend at CLU. 

There were games, such as blind 
ball, face the cookie, extreme han- 

ky panky, bobble head, stack attack 
and chocolate uniform. Almost 
100 students attended the show 
and cheered for all these games as 
contestants vied for a win. 

Events like these bring many 
CLU students together, and hopes 
are that they will continue at the 

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Festivities highlight the CLU spirit of alumni, families 

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CLU Bingo and the Founders 
Day Orchestra Concert took place 
on Friday evening. 

Saturday, the weekends most 
eventful day, kicked off with 
brunch with the president in the 
Lundring Events Center. 

All CLU family, friends and 
alumni were welcome to join 
President Chris Kimball as he dis- 
cussed the current and forthcom- 
ing changes around campus. 

After brunch, family and friends 
had the opportunity to attend the 
Kingsmen football game at Mt. 
Clef Statdium, the Almuni and 
Family Festival and the Kings- 
• • men and Regal 

Alumni Bas- 
It was really ketba u Games 
cool playing in ^ Gilbert 

against some sports and Fit 
of the best ness Center 
players in m n*. 
CLU history" - It was great 
Channing seeing all my 

Fleischmann teammates' 
Sophomore families at the 
game," sopho- 
more Channing Fleischmann 
said. "There were a lot more (peo- 
ple] than I expected." 

The Regals were victorious over 
the alumni in the end. 

"It was really cool playing 
against some of the best players in 
CLU history," Fleischmann said. 

If the Regal Alumni Basketball 
Game didn't seem appealing, fam- 
ily, friends and alumni also had 
the option of taking a tour of the 
Swenson Center. 

Round and round: The swings were set up for the Carnival on Oct. 22. 

This newest building is CLUs 
first Leadership in Energy and 
Environmental Design (LEED) 
certified building. 

Swenson won't be CLU's newest 
structure for long as the football 
program is expecting a new stadi- 
um next season, which made this 
Mt. Clef Stadium's final Home- 
coming football game. 

CLU Student Life took the initia- 
tive to make Mt. Clef's last Home- 
coming game memorable by set- 
ting up and managing a spirit tent. 

They provided purple and gold 
beads, cowbells and cone-shaped 
noisemakers, along with all the 
crafts necessary for fans to show 
their Kingsmenispirit. 

Marty Schwalm spent nearly 
half an hour decking out her 

When asked what class she be- 
longed to, she declared herself a 
proud member of California Lu- 

Photos by Talia Loucks • Staff Photographer 

Spirit tent: The cowbelb symbolize CLU's 46 graduating classes. 

Photo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 

Entrance: The dance team and cheer team welcomed the Kingsmen into Mt. Clef Stadium. 

theran College class of 1964. 

There were many Kingsmen fans 
faithfully decked out in CLU pur- 

ple and gold, ringing their bells 
and tooting their horns. 
One of the Kingsmen's devout 

fans, Ronald Sharkey, thinks its 
time for a change. 

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Convocation recognizes traditions and contributors 


essa Nguyen 
Features Editor 

Lines of faculty members and 
Regents dressed in black and 
purple robes marched into the 
Samuelson Chapel for the 51st 
Founders Day Convocation on 
Oct. 22. 

The organist played a prelude to 
welcome the participants, among 
whom were students and alumni. 

Titled "Fulfilling Our Promise: 
Gathered and Scattered," this 
year's Founders Day Convoca- 
tion featured Rev. Rick Nelson as 
the keynote speaker. 

Nelson graduated from CLU 
in 1975 and currendy serves at 
the Central Lutheran Church in 

In his speech, the pastor re- 
minded the audience of the many 
lasting traditions, memories and 
friendships CLU has created. 

Pholo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 
Family affair: Marv Soiland's son and grandchildren accepted the 
annual Christus Award on his behalf. 

He also honored the founders 
and donors for making those 
things possible for generations of 

Nelson proceeded to discuss 

the meaning of Luke 24:13-35, in 
which a disguised Jesus met two 
of his disciples on the third day 
after his crucifixion. 
The two men were fatigued, but 

Jesus strengthened their belief by 
speaking and revealing himself 
to them. 

Drawing on the story, Nelson 
advised listeners not to let their 
faith rest in a routine, but to get 
their hands dirty in providing 
services to the world. 

Since church gatherings bring 
God's blessings and encourage- 
ment to members, it is their re- 
sponsibility to scatter and spread 
good work to those who are in 

This year, the Christus Award 
was presented to Marv Soiland, 
whose name is recognized in the 
name of the building he had do- 
nated money toward, the Soiland 
Humanities Center. 

Soiland had served on the 
Board of Regents for 22 years and 
was named "Philanthropist of the 
Year" in 1989. 

The classes of 1964 and 1965, 

many of whose members sat in 
the audience, received the Ser- 
vice to Alma Mater Award. 

As the first graduates of the 
university, they were chosen as 
canditates for the award based 
on their influences in the CLU 

Hymns and prayers were a part 
of the ceremony. 

It was also an occasion filled 
with musical notes and perfor- 

Conducted by Dr. Wyant 
Morton and accompanied on 
the piano by Jessica Helms, the 
CLU Choir performed two an- 
thems, "If Music be the Fruit of 
Love" and "A Thousand Beautiful 

The Honors Ensemble of clari- 
net, violin, viola and cello offered 
an instrumental performance of 
Mozart's "Quintet for Clarinet 
and Strings, K. 581." 

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FEATURES - Page 7 

Choral Concert features contemporary music and issues 


arly Robertson 
Editor in Chief 

CLU friends and family crowded 
the Samuelson Chapel on Oct. 24 
for the annual Homecoming Cho- 
ral Concert, which commenced the 
Homecoming and Family Week- 
end festivities. 

After returning from a cross-con- 
tinent tour to Italy, the CLU Choir 
and Women's Chorale have been 
working diligently to adjust to gain- 
ing new members and losing others 
to graduation. 
^ £ "We have 

Contemporary been work 
ing hard 

pieces can 
be as great 
as classical 

Wyant Morton 

for the last 
month and 
a half?' said 
Ryan Strand, 
junior mem- 
ber of the 

.CLU Choir 

and the 
Kingsmen Quartet. "Its been dif- 
ferent with the new people, but in 
a good way." 

Head of the music department 
and conductor of the concert Dr. 
Wyant Morton strives to include 
an array of music for the concerts 
every year. 

Voices: The Women's Chorale performed at Sunday's concert. 

Morton stresses the importance 
of familiarizing the choir with both 
classical and contemporary pieces. 

The CLU choir performed works 
such as "Zigeunerleben" by Ger- 
man composer Robert Schumann, 
"MLK" by rock band U2 and "A 
thousand Beautiful Things" by An- 
nie Lennox. 

"Contemporary pieces can be as 

Festivities span busy weekend 

[HOME, from Page 6] 

"These boys deserve that new sta- 
dium," Sharkey said. "There have 
been a lot of great memories here, 
but it's that time." 

Following the game, Kingsmen 
faithfuls made their way across Me- 
morial Parkway to the post-game 
tailgate party, looking to chow 
down on some hometown cooking. 

Kathi Younker, mother of soph- 
omore defensive lineman Rian 
Younker, sends out e-mails to de- 
voted parents before every home 

"It's a time for families and friends 
to get together," Younker said. "It 
creates a great football atmosphere." 

According to Younker, Stacey Al- 
len started the e-mail list last year 
and after last week's game, they 
served over 230 people. 

Although the post-game tailgat- 
ing went on for hours, the days 
events didn't stop there. 

The Kingsmen Alumni Basketball 
Game took place afterward 

The Alumni and Family Festival 
was held outdoors in the Gilbert 
Sports and Fitness Center court- 
yard. It was full of food, fun and live 

Since there was no Homecoming 
dance this year, ASCLUG orga- 
nized a comedy night for under- 
graduate students instead 

The event was held at the Thou- 
sand Oaks High School Performing 
Arts Center. 

There was a variety of comedy, 
including a stand-up comedian and 
the Upright Citizens Brigade Im- 
prov Touring Company. 

The last event of the weekend was 
the Homecoming Choral Concert 
that took place on Sunday after- 
noon in the Samuelson Chapel. 

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great as classical pieces, [but] when 
people use titles, it often brings 
about a stereotype. Bands like Ra- 
diohead use classical styles to com- 
pose their contemporary work," 
Morton said 

Strand was the soloist for "MLK," 
which was created in remembrance 
of civil rights leader Martin Luther 
King, Jr. 

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"I had heard the U2 version in 
high school and actually auditioned 
for the part then, but didn't get it. 
I was so happy to make my come- 
back at this concert," Strand said 

One of the songs performed, 
"Vincent," paid tribute to the recent 
teenage suicides. Traditionally, the 
song by Don Mclean was attributed 
to the artist Vincent van Gogh, but 

the CLU Choir dedicated it to the 
victims who passed 

Beforehand, senior Regal Quartet 
member and president of the GSA, 
Rachel Litchman, spoke out about 
the recent events. 

Litchman paralleled the deaths of 
the world-renowned artist and the 

"Perhaps Vincent's world wasn't 
ready to listen; perhaps today we 
think we are," she said 

At the concert Morton announced 
the first recipient of the music de- 
partments newest award, the Music 
Department Alumnus Award 

The winner will be announced ev- 
ery year from now on at the Home- 
coming Choral Concert 

1967 graduate Howard Son- 
stegard played the piano for the 
choir and accepted the award 

"I'm so appreciative of the stu- 
dents and Dr. Morton for allowing 
me to play at my alma mater," Son- 
stegard said 

The Women's Chorale and CLU 
Choir will perform again at the 
Christmas Concert, which is 
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October 27, 2010 


MTV: out with music and in with reality television shows 



Do you ever reminisce about 
the good old days when MTV 
actually played music videos? 

You know, back in the days when 
we still had "TRL" (Total Request 
Live) with Carson Daly and 
when music artists performed 
on TV to promote and entertain 
the millions of viewers watching 
around the country. 

What happened to those good 
old days? 

Let me tell you what happened. 
Reality shows took over the 
channel and then globalized. 

The original purpose of MTV, 
when it launched in 1981, was 
to play music videos 24 hours a 
day, seven days a week, with the 
guidance of on-air hosts known 
as VJs. 

MTV felt the need to become a 
diverse network, so they started 
focusing on the youth culture. 

They started airing animated 

shows to try bring a wider 
audience to the station. From 
animated shows, they felt the 
need to place a strong focus on 
reality shows. 

As more shows started to air, 
music had less of a presence. 

Of course, I didn't mind having 
a mix of music videos and 
shows, such as "The Osbournes," 
"Viva La Bam," "Two-a-Days" 
and of course let's not forget 
"Newlyweds," with Nick Lachey 
and his ditzy, blond wife Jessica 
Simpson, who didn't know if 
Tuna was chicken or fish because 
it was "Chicken of the Sea." 

You also see those dating 
shows coming into play, such 
as "NEXT," "Exposed" and 
"Parental Control," in which our 
very own CLU student and friend 
Mike Minervini took part in this 
year. So if you haven't seen the 
episode, go check it out. 

As we now see, reality shows 
have taken over MTV. 

Even though they incorporate 
music in the shows, I personally 
want to see more music videos 
and artists perform like they 
used to. 

And yes, I am aware that there's 

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an MTV2, but I don't get that 
channel. Even MTV2 has shows 
now, and the whole purpose of it 
was to air the music videos that 
MTV wasn't playing anymore. 

There are times that I wonder 
if it is even necessary to have a 
music channel anymore. 

You maybe, and hopefully, are 
aware that our culture today has 
been integrated through a global 
network of communication, 
which can be described as 

In other words, there have 
been many improvements in 
technology that have given us 
opportunities, which we have 
obviously been taking advantage 

All you have to do is connect to 
the internet from your very own 
cellphone or computer and you 
are connected to the world in less 
than a few seconds. 

MTV started streaming music 
videos, news, podcasts and just 
about everything that would 
originally be on the TV channel. 

The Internet, as a form of mass 
media, has somewhat triumphed 
over broadcast television. 

So, if you want to see music 

videos, why turn on the TV and 
stay in one place to watch them? 
There's no need to limit the range 
in which technology can go now. 

People have the opportunity 
to watch whatever they want, 
whenever they want. 

MTV knows this, and since 
artists spread their music 
through not only networks on 
TV, but also through social 
networks, I think MTV is using 
all of their shows as a way to keep 
their ratings up because it is, of 
course, a business. 

MTV has come a long way, but 
with continuing improvements 
and inventions in technology, 

such as, there will 
be less of a need for any sort of 
music television channel because 
it will no longer be necessary. 

So, the least MTV can do is 
change their name to something 
more fitting, such as RTV, Reality 
Television. Wouldn't that be 

But then again, that would 
defeat the purpose of MTV's 
award shows, and of course, you 
can't forget the highly coveted 
"Moon Man" trophy. 

With that said, I am very 
anxious to see what the future 
holds for Music Television and 
its reality shows. 

As cohab rises, marriage declines 

The economy has affected 
almost all aspects of life and 
is now making its mark on 

According to the U.S. Census 
Bureau's website, their mission 
is "to serve as the leading source 
of quality data about the nation's 
people and economy." 

The census is a poll taken 
to learn information about 
households. Such information 
collected includes how many 
children or people live in a home. 

The past census, taken in 
March, reported that while the 
rate of marriage has decreased, 
the rate of unmarried people 
living together has risen. 

The rate of individuals living 
together went up 11 percent 
since 2008. 

This increase in cohabitation is 
thought to be because of our low 
economy and weak job market. 

Rose Kreider, a family 
demographer at the Census 
Bureau who reviewed the 
numbers, believes there are 
practical considerations behind 
the increase in cohabitation. 
Kreider published a paper about 
the 2010 Census, including the 
data that the census collected. 

The data shows the increased 
number of cohabitants who were 
not married often had only one 

individual who was unemployed, 
and it was more commonly the 
male in the relationship. 

The couples also often lived 
with parents, other friends or 
cousins. The greatest number of 
cohabitants were people in the 

The South had the largest 
amount of cohabitation with 38 
percent of unmarried couples 
living together. 

The West Coast is at 23.2 
percent, the Midwest is at 23 
percent and the Northeast is 
at 15.8 percent in regards to 
unmarried cohabitants. 

This is the highest recorded 
jump between unmarried 
cohabitants since 1994. 

But what does all this mean for 
college students, especially CLU 

Often, after college, friends 
and/or couples get apartments 
together to split the cost of living 
while finding a job with their 
brand new degrees. For this 
upcoming year, with the new 
census out, the cohabitation of 
college couples after graduation 
may increase dramatically. 

However, the census also said 
that one of the partners was often 
unemployed, and that usually 
was the male in heterosexual 

With that said, before anyone 
signs a lease, the best solution 
would be for all parties to have 
employment beforehand. 

Not only may the new census 
indicate that college students will 
be living together, but perhaps 
the number of college students 

getting married right out of 
college will also decrease. 

It seems that right now, whether 
college students or not, many 
people's focus is on themselves 
and building a career. This is 
quite understandable when 
thinking of the old saying: you 
cannot help others until you have 
helped yourself. 

The decline of jobs may actually 
help decrease the number of 
people who are rushing into 
relationships. These people may 
decide to look for jobs, instead 
of getting married, and wait to 
wed later on. This can actually be 
considered a positive movement. 

However, because jobs are 
scarce at the moment, there are 
other opportunities, such as 
joining an overseas program. An 
example would be something 
like the Peace Corps or the JET 
Program. Both of these, although 
not highly paying, are paying and 
help with housing as well. These 
programs are also one to two year 
programs, and once completed, 
the economy may be back on its 
feet, or at least on its way. 

Another idea, if it is not too 
expensive, is going to grad 
school. This is my plan, only 
because my hope is that once I 
am done with graduate school, 
the economy will be rising and 
I will not only have a bachelor's 
degree but a master's as well. 

Whatever path you decide to 
take after graduation is one's own 
choice. With this new census, it 
is likely that that path may not 
lead to marriage, but will lead to 
roommates off campus. 

October 27, 2010 

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OPINION - Page 9 

Students green with parking envy 

section for 
eco-friendly cars 
causes jealousy 

Last year I was a resident at 
CLU and parking was never 
really an issue for me until this 
year when I decided to move off 

As a commuter, finding parking 
on campus is not as easy as it 
seems; it takes the first couple 
weeks of school to really come 
up with a game plan regarding 
where you are going to park. 

By my third week I had it down. 
I was finally in the flow of things. 
As the weeks progressed, I 
thought to myself, "wow parking 
isn't as big of a deal as I thought 
it was going to be." 

That all changed one fateful 
Monday morning when I was 
trying to find a parking spot near 
my class in the Swenson Center. 

The Swenson Center is a 
new addition to the California 
Lutheran University campus, 

helping the university minimize 
its carbon footprint. 

While pulling into my parking 
spot, I noticed a new sign. The 
sign read that no car that was not 
environmentally friendly could 
park there. 

I was shocked, annoyed and late 
for class once I found a parking 
spot that I was allowed to park in, 
all the way across campus in the 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center 
parking lot. 

Did I mention it was raining? 
Well it was, which made the walk 
across campus seem that much 

I got to class, drenched from 
the rain, freezing cold and 
still questioning what had just 
happened. I asked my fellow 
classmates if they had seen the 
sign as well. 

Because the 
building meets the 
government standards 
of being green, it is by 
law that the building 
is required to have five 
parking spots designated 
for hybrid cars. 

Many of my classmates, who 
were also commuters, responded 
with the same frustration. 

"It's stupid because it takes away 
from parking for commuters, 
and what if you don't have a 

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fuel-friendly car? How do you 
know what exactly defines a 
fuel-friendly car?" senior Aaron 
Fisher said. 

Fisher was not the only 
commuter who had an 
opinion about the new parking 

"I think it is pointless because 
not many students have fuel- 
friendly cars," senior Ember 
Reyes said. "We already have 
problems with parking." 

I shared in the same 
aggravations as my fellow 
commuters, and I wanted to get 
answers, not only about the new 
eco-friendly parking, but parking 
in general on the CLU campus, so 
I set up a meeting with director 
of Campus Safety Fred Miller. 

It was in that meeting that 
my feelings of irritation and 
frustration disappeared. 

"Swenson is a LEED-certified 
building," Miller said. 

The building uses green 
technology to help cut down cost 
and energy used by the university. 

Because the building meets 
the government standards of 
being green, it is by law that the 
building is required to have five 
parking spots designated for 
hybrid cars. 

"I don't think that it will have a 
bad impact because it only allows 
spots for five cars," Miller said. 

After my meeting, I decided 
to go look at the parking location 
again to really see the impact 
that is was going to have on the 

To be honest, with my new set 
of eyes, the amount of space that 
is being taken away is not really 
that much. It does not even take 
up the whole block. 

I feel that if somehow the 
information that I received 
about the parking situation on 
campus was relayed to rest of the 
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be a better understanding and 
compliance with the new parking 
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Homecoming comedy 

Cancellation of 
dance results in 
chance to have a 
few laughs 

As you may know, I will 
be graduating from CLU in 
December, so I was devastated 
when I found out that there would 
be no Homecoming dance my 
senior year. A comedy night at a 
local high school, less than three 
minutes away, was not as amusing 
as getting to play dress up and 
dancing at a new popular club 
in LA. Yet, in support of CLU, I 
attended Comedy Night, and 
surprisingly, it was a lot of fun. 

When I arrived at Thousand 
Oaks High School, I walked up 
a purple carpet into the school's 
lobby where delicious cupcakes 
were being served. 

A step further into the 
gymnasium, CLU students, 
parents and friends filled the 
seats, ready to be humored. 

When the stand-up comedian 
and Upright Citizens Brigade 
Improv Troupe stepped onstage, 
I had no doubt that the student 
body would enjoy them. 

"I thought that Upright Citizens 
Brigade was amazing at making 
the mundane hilarious," junior 
Branden Kallen said. 

I agree with Kallen; even though 
the comedy night may not have 
been as much fun as the dance, it 
was its own type of regulated and 
organized fun. 

Instead of students going out 
and getting drunk and making 
their own fun, they were able 
to enjoy themselves with their 
parents and friends. 

Before the comedy troupe 
began their performance, they 
grabbed a student from the 
audience and made a scene from 
that students life. 

Their creativity was amazing 
and honest. It was good to see 
that their material was original 
and in the moment. 

"It was a lot of fun to work with 
[a member from UCB], and he 
gave us some things to try to work 
on. I'm excited for the future," 
said Stephen Wardle, a member 
of CLU s improv troupe. Not only 
were people entertained by the 
comedy, but many also learned 
from these professional acts after 
the performance. 

Still, although many people did 
enjoy the stand-up and improv 
troupe, some disliked them as 

"I thought the CLU improv 
troupe was better because 
knowing them off the stage makes 
the act that much more funny," 
sophomore Rebecca Cardone 

While I agree with Cardone 
when she says knowing our 
improv actors make them 
hilarious, I honestly still think 
UCB was just as funny. 

Despite the lack of humor some 
people found with the troupe. 
Comedy Night as an alternative 
to the Homecoming dance was 
not a complete failure. 

"It was nice not having to spend 
money on buying a dress, dinner, 
transportation and tickets. Jt will 
make Spring Formal more special 
too," Cardone said. 

Although I was really upset when 
I first learned of the cancellation, 
I agree with Cardone. 

Having Comedy Night was 
more pleasurable than I thought, 
and it was something different. 

Many people I talked to had 
a great evening at the comedy 
night, and while it is not a 
substitute for the Homecoming 
dance, it still contributed to and 
made Homecoming weekend an 
enjoyable and fun experience. 


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October 27, 2010 


Work ethic puts senior defensive end in the forefront 


hris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

The CLU football team has been 
dominating the ball this season; 
the defense, led by senior defensive 
end Jordan Barta, has been no 

Barta was named Southern 
California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conferences (SCIAC) Male Athlete 
of the Week with his outstanding 
performance at Whittier on Oct. 
9, in which he had a career day 
that included five sacks* a forced 
fumble and seven tackles in a 30-3 


It was one 
of my 
goals to 

on the 
team of 

the week." - Jordan Barta 

Senior defensive end 
victory. He is the third Kingsmen 
this season to earn such honors, as 
junior tailback Daniel Mosier and 
sophomore defensive back J.D. 
Austin did so earlier in the season. 
His performance against Whittier 
also ^amed him the prestigious 
honor of being selected to the National Team 
of the Week as one of the starting 
defensive ends. 

around the nation for having a 
great game," Barta said. "It was 
one of my personal goals to be on 
the national team of the week. I 
have played football since I was 
in the fifth grade and have played 
pretty much every position besides 
quarterback growing up. It was 
my freshman year of high school 
when my coaches moved me from 
receiver to defensive end, and I 
have loved the position ever since." 
A marketing major and a 
business minor, Barta hails from 
Beaverton, Ore. and has played for 
the Kingsmen for four years. 

Last season, he earned AJi-SCIAC 
First Team honors as a junior and 
led the team with 13 tackles for 
loss and four fumble recoveries, 
according to 

This season, he leads the SCIAC 
with eight sacks, two forced 
fumbles and is second in tackles for 
loss with nine. Head football coach 
Ben McEnroe attributes Barta's 
success on the field to his work 

"Jordan's work ethic is second to 
none" McEnroe said. "He is tireless 
in his off-season preparation and a 
real student of the game. Jordan is 

Photo byBrad Yajim&Staff Photographer 

All in : Jordan Barta (No. 57) pushes through Pomona-Pitzer's defense. 

one of the hardest workers I've been 
around in 18 years of coaching." 

McEnroe and Barta have become 
quite a duo since McEnroe took 
over the head coaching position in 
2007 during Barta's freshman year. 

Since the 2007 season, CLU has 
compiled a 24-9 overall record and 

a staggering 19-2 record in SCIAC 

The coaching staff has also done 
a great job, led by fourth year 
defensive coordinator/defensive 
backs coach Scott Beattie, whose 
defensive unit ranked fifth in total 
defense and led the nation in sacks 

and passing efficiency in Division 
III for the 2008 season. 

Beattie can attest to the impact 
that Barta has had on the defensive 
side of the ball. 

"Jordan is an exceptional athlete 
with great quickness and strength," 
Beattie said. "He is an explosive 
player who dominates even larger 
opponents. His workouts are 
intense, as he works very hard in 
the weight room and on the field. 
His workouts have made him 
extremely strong and quick, which 
has translated to great success on 
the field. The way Jordan practices 
reflects his great desire for success." 

Although only four games remain 
in his final season at CLU, he is 
thankful for the people who have 
helped him along the way. 

"I have grown immensely at CLU 
in the past four years," Barta said. "I 
came into CLU as a young, dumb 
freshman, like they all do, and feel 
like I have grown to a respectable 
adult. CLU has prepared me for the 
real world and has really changed 
my perspective on things. Coach 
Mac is one of my mentors, along 
with professor Kapp Johnson, who 
I will always be thankful to because 
they have taught me how to 
become a great individual. Without 
their great leadership, I wouldn't be 
where I am today?' 



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October 27, 2010 

the Echo 

SPORTS -Page 11 

Women's volleyball takes first place in SCIAC 


laire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU Regals volleyball team 
continues to follow through with 
a winning streak, taking all three 
games this week against Whittier, 
La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer. 

"This has been a great week for 
us" said junior Casy McWhirk. 
"We have been working really 
hard to be the best we can be 
going into all of our SCIAC 

The Regals have won 22 matches 
and remain undefeated in their 
SCIAC conference. 

The first game of the week 
against the Whittier Poets was on 
Tuesday, Oct. 19, with California 
Lutheran University winning the 
game 3-0. 

Senior co-captains Allison Kerr 
and Megan Thorpe topped the 
team in kills for the night, while 
junior Jacki Richards led in digs 
and sophomore Jackie Russell, in 

"All of our games are big games, 
but this one at La Verne was very 
important because if we won, we 
would end up with a place in the 
SCIAC tournament," McWhirk 

The team was away on Friday, 
Oct. 22, competing against La 

Thorpe led the team in kills 
with 18, while Kerr and McWhirk 

just watch film and try to correct 
their mistakes. The team has 
come a long way, with many 
players returning from injuries. 

Thorpe added that while the 
Regals have made it into the 
SCIAC tournament, they have to 
continue to do their best because 
if a team beats them, it could take 
their spot and all SCIAC teams 
are looking at CLU to beat, as 
they are the only undefeated team 
in SCIAC so far. 

CLU women's volleyball has 
three SCIAC conference games 
left against Claremont-Mudd- 
Scripps, Occidental and Redlands. 
The Occidental game will be their 
last home game for conference, 
on Friday Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

"We just try to remember 
that we deserve to be here, so 
obviously we are doing something 
right," said Thorpe. "We are good 
and have the best team chemistry, 
and that is why we are winning." 

Photo byBrad Yajima-Sfajf Photographer 

Ace: Megan Thorpe (No. 7) leads the Regals to victory for the Saturday night's match against Pomona-Pitzer. 

followed with 14 kills each. The 
Regals won all four games against 
the Leopards, earning them a 
spot in the SCIAC tournament 
semifinals on Nov. 5. 

"It felt great to win and to 
officially make the playoffs," Kerr 

Saturday night the Regals played 
at home against Pomona-Pitzer. 

The Regals started with a quick 
lead, with the Sagehens close 
behind throughout the first game, 
ending 25-23, Regals. The second 
game went by fast with multiple 
kills from McWhirk, Kerr and 
Thorpe, ending 25-18. The third 
game began with CLU ahead 
until the last few plays, when 
the Sagehens tried to catch up; 

however, Pomona fell flat at the 
end, with CLU winning 25-23 and 
adding to their undefeated record. 
This game brought the Regals to 
their 1 1th straight SCIAC victory 
in conference. 

Kerr added, after the game 
Saturday, that the team is going 
to continue to play their game 
and not really change anything, 


Cal Lutheran 
vs. Occidental 

Gilbert Arena 
Friday. 7:30 pm 



NFL struggles to get ahead of violent concussions 


As the sport of football 
continues to grow in popularity 
and competitiveness at all levels, 
the dangers of the game have 
never been more prominently 

Football always has been a 
violent game, and everyone who 
has played knows the inherent 
risks involved. But in recent 
weeks we have seen a dramatic 
increase in concern regarding 
concussions and other kinds of 
head and neck injuries. 

Concussions are fairly common 
in football and other contact 
sports, but they can have a 
lasting impact on an athlete. It 
has been shown that multiple 
concussions can lead to an 
increased risk for Alzheimer's 
and other related memory-loss 
diseases. Many football players, 
especially those who have played 
for a number of years, have had 
numerous concussions. Just ask 
Troy Aikman about that. 

This season we already have 
seen a number of NFL players 
go down with concussions, 
including quarterbacks Aaron 
Rodgers, Kevin Kolb, Vince 
Young and David Garrard. 
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson 
had a violent helmet-to- 
helmet collision with Falcons 
cornerback Dunta Robinson in 
Week 6, and each was sidelined 
this week. These are only a few 
of the numerous examples of 

concussions just this year. 

Even more tragically Rutgers 
defensive tackle Eric LeGrand 
suffered severe spinal cord 
injuries while making a tackle 
against Army on Oct. 16 and was 
carted motionless off the field. 
He has been responsive in the 
hospital, but remains paralyzed 
below the neck. Though not a 
concussion, LeGrand's injury 
was another reminder of the 
vulnerability of players once they 
strap on their helmets. 

Due to the alarming number 
of concussions from violent hits 
this season, the NFL ramped 
up its penalties for defenders 
delivering blows to the heads 
of unsuspecting or defenseless 
players, particularly quarterbacks 
and receivers. Robinson and 
Patriots defensive back Brandon 
Meriweather were each fined 
$50,000 for their hits on receivers, 
while Steelers linebacker James 
Harrison was fined $75,000 for 
hits that knocked two players out 
of the Week 6 matchup against 
the Browns. 

Defenders are understandably 
upset about the rule changes. 
They are taught to play all out 
and without hesitation, and these 
new rules make it increasingly 
difficult to keep playing the same 

The fact that the rule changes 
are coming midseason only 
makes the confusion worse. 

Other rule changes have been 
discussed in an effort to improve 
player safety but at the cost of 
compromising the integrity of 
the game. 

"The current rules regarding 
helmet-to-helmet contact and 
contact on defenseless players 
are intended to be preventative 

in nature and are mostly positive 
in their impact on the game," 
CLU head football coach Ben 
McEnroe said. "I don't see any 
other areas of the game where 
more rules will help to prevent 
concussions or limit head 

The real problem is players are 
just getting too big, too strong and 
too fast. Helmets, no matter how 
well they are designed, are not 
meant to withstand the impact 
that most players in the NFL 
can create. Even as technological 
advancements have improved 
the safety of helmets and other 
protective gear, the increase in 
the number of concussions has 


The concern regarding 

concussions has also come into 
conflict with the toughness that 
football players pride themselves 
on. The game has become more 
dangerous, but the player's desire 
to play has remained the same. 

"I believe players are just 
as tough as ever," McEnroe 
said. "The game is becoming 
increasingly faster, and players 
are bigger than at any time in the 
history of the sport. Guys want 
to play, and I don't think they 
take special precautions to avoid 
concussions outside of wearing 
better helmets and mouth guards 
than in years past." 

This means more responsibility 
falls on the coaches and trainers 
to make sure the athletes are 
ready to go play before they step 
out onto the field. 

As medical knowledge about 
concussions has expanded in 
recent years, the necessity to be 
cautious when treating them has 

as well. 

"When a player takes or gives a 
hit that may even raise suspicion 
of a concussion, he is examined 
immediately," McEnroe said. 
"Our players are encouraged 
by the sports medicine staff to 
report any concussion symptoms 
and are educated during the 
season on what those symptoms 

Most teams handle concussions 
in a similar fashion these days, 
and player safety has never been 
more important than it is now. 
But the harsh reality is that unless 
significant changes are made to 
the game itself, concussions in 
football are a part of the game 
and are here to stay. 


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Kingsmen give home crowd royal treatment 

Photo by Talia Loucks-StaffPhotographa 

Deme'Trek Chambers rushes 
towards the end zone. 


aron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

In the 49th and final 
Homecoming game at Mt. Clef 
Stadium, the Kingsmen of CLU 
defeated the Pomona-Pitzer 
Sagehens 38-7. 


We always 

look to keep 

the pressure 

on the 



of what the 



Josh Oosterhof 

Senior punter 

scored the 

first two 

touchdowns of 
the game and 
was ahead by at 
least 30 points 
for the third 
■With an 

abundance of alumni, students 
and faculty in the crowd, CLU 
gave a fitting Homecoming 
performance for the last time in 

Pholo by Talia Loudts-Staff Photographa 

Handoff: Junior Deme'Trek Chambers receives a handoff from junior Jacob Laudenslayer on one of his 25 carries during Saturday's game. 

Mt. Clef Stadium. 

"Homecoming is very important 
around here, and it is ourjob as the 
football program to win the game 
and send everyone home happy 
and feeling good about returning 
to CLU for the weekend," head 
coach Ben McEnroe said. 

On the first drive, the Kingsmen 
went74yardson 1 1 plays, finishing 
with a 1- yard touchdown run by 
junior Deme'Trek Chambers, one 
of his two scores for the day and 
his SCIAC-leading 10th for the 

After forcing the Sagehens to 
punt, the Kingsmen drove to the 

end zone again with sophomore 
wide receiver Eric Rogers making 
the catch on a 3-yard pass from 
quarterback Jake Laudenslayer to 
put CLU ahead 14-0. 

With a 42-yard field goal 
before the half by kicker Jackson 
Damron, the Kingsmen found 
themselves up 1 7-0 at the half and 
remained consistent on both sides 
of the ball to secure the victory. 

Cal Lutheran also kept the 
defensive pressure on the 
Sagehens all afternoon. An 
interception by junior linebacker 
Jacob Norlock in the first quarter 
and a fumble recovery by 

sophomore linemen Rian Younker 
late in the second quarter helped 
lead to the scores for the CLU 
offense and kept the Sagehens 
scoreless in the first half. 

"For our defense, we just played 
to our responsibilities, and when 
we do that, we have the potential 
to be a great defense," senior 
linemen Isiah Gomer said. 

CLU also scored three limes in 
the second half, one touchdown 
coming from Chambers and the 
other two from wideouts senior 
Carlton Richard and sophomore 
Matt O'Brien. 

"We always look to keep the 

pressure on the opposition, 
regardless of what the scoreboard 
says," senior punter Josh 
Oosterhof said. 

The Kingsmen held the 
Sagehens to 183 yards for the 
game and almost recorded a 
shutout for the season, except for 
a late score in the fourth quarter 
by Pomona-Pitzer senior wideout 
Robert McNitt. 

CLU, which now stands at 5-1 
overall and first in the SCIAC at 
4-0, travels to Claremont-Mudd- 
Scripps Colleges next Saturday 
for their final conference road 
game of the season. 

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arrested after 
nightclub brawl 

Photos by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographer 

Day of the Dead: (left) Daniela Ochoa gets her face painted at the celebration. Candles and 
painted skulls decorate the altar in the Student Union Building on Dia de los Muertos. 

CLU students celebrate 
'Dia de los Muertos' 

Courtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

Students visited the Student 
Union Building last Thursday 
to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos 
or "Day of the Dead," a holiday 
celebrated by Latin American 
cultures to remember loved ones 
that have passed away. 

CLU took part in this celebration 
by hosting an event for people of 
all cultures to experience what 

this holiday really means. 

"Death is a celebration in 
Mexico. Death is among them" 
according to the Dia de Los 
Muertos flier that was passed out 
around campus. To Latin cultures, 
this is a tradition and its part of 
the grieving process. 

"I think it's a nice tradition 
because it celebrates loved ones 
that people have lost," said Kristen 
Luna, president of the Latin 
American Student Organization. 

"I think people in our culture 
think it's weird and morbid, but 
its a happy celebration." 

The event started at 10 a.m. Oct. 
28, three days before Halloween. 
An altar was set up covered by 
a black tablecloth and many 
different objects that signify the 
holiday and bring remembrance 
to the dead. 

People were able to stop by 
throughout the day to place 
photos or memories on the 

altar; the altar held pictures, 
traditionally painted skulls, 
flowers and banners. 

"There's a lot of symbolism 
that's erected in the SUB on the 
altar," said Ashley Patterson, 
coordinator of Multicultural 
Programs at CLU. 

More people gathered to 
u experience Latin American 
traditions during the second part 
of the event, which happened 

[See MUERTOS, Page 3] 

Firing of broadcaster does not affect KCLU drive 


achel Flores 

Staff Writer 

Public radio stations around the 
country heard from listeners that 
were upset over NPR's firing of 
commentator Juan Williams on 
Oct. 20, but the controversy did 
not hurt the bottom line of KCLLTs 
fall pledge drive, according to Jim 
Rondeau, the station's director of 
operations and programming. 

"We had no financial impact that 
we can attribute to Juan Williams," 
Rondeau said. "Our financial total 
was better than last year" 

The pledge drive is a fall 
fundraiser where listeners call the 
station and donate money. It is a 
major source of income for NPR 


Student workers who answered 
the phones received complaints 
from listeners but did not 
experience an overwhelming 
amount of criticism from callers. 

"While some listeners did call 
into the station during the drive 
and complain about Williams' 
termination, KCLU is much less 
affected than some larger stations. 

"I haven't heard buzz around 
the office or had any one call in 
to the station who was upset, but 
I am sure the larger networks 
will be much more affected by 
Williams' comment," said KCLU 
student volunteer Sarah Borelli. 
"Compared to years in the past 
people aren't donating as much, 

but I think its due to the economy, 
not because of NPR's choice 
concerning Williams." 

Volunteers who answered 
phones at other stations across the 
country "received thousands of 
complaints and scattered threats 
to withhold donations," reported 
the Associated Press. 

Williams was fired from 
National Public Radio for a 
comment made referring to 
Muslims in a televised interview 
on "The O'Reilly Factor." 

FOX hired Williams to a larger 
contract shortly after the incident, 
according to BBC news. 

Williams appeared as a guest on 
"The O'Reilly Factor," where he 
stated, "when I get on the plane, I 

got to tell you, if I see people who 
are in Muslim garb, I get worried; 
I get nervous." 

Williams' comment was made 
in reaction to Bill O'Reilly's 
challenge statement, "Muslims 
killed us there," when referring to 
the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. 

"This is an outrageous violation 
of journalistic standards and 
ethics by management that has 
no use for a diversity of opinion, 
ideas or diversity of staff (I was 
the only black man on the air)," 
Williams said. "This is evidence 
of one party rule and one sided 
thinking at NPR, which leads to 
enforced ideology, speech and 
writing. It leads to people, 

[See NPR, Page 2] 

endal Hurley 
News Editor 

CLU football player Clinton 
Panton Jr., has been suspended 
indefinitely from the team, 
according to Kingsmen head 
coach Ben McEnroe, after Panton 
was arrested at 1:50 a.m. on Oct. 
31 outside a Ventura bar. 

According to the Ventura 
Police, Panton refused to leave 
the Karma lounge and "he 
adopted a fighting stance against 
the officers and flicked his lit 
cigarette at one of the officers, 
hitting him in the face just below 
his eye." 

Panton, a 24-year-old from 
Oxnard, then ran from the 
officers and violently resisted 
arrest, according to the police 

He had to be subdued by a Taser 
gun and was then handcuffed 
while still struggling, according 
to the report. 

The Ventura County Star 
reported Panton was taken to the 
Ventura County Medical Center 
for treatment and later booked at 
the Ventura County Jail. 

Sunday morning, Panton was 
booked for battery of a police 
officer and resisting arrest. 

He was released later on Sunday. 

Panton joined the Kingsmen 
football team in fall 2009 where 
he has played as a wide receiver. 

He has had other run-ins with 
the law before, which McEnroe 
said he was unaware of until 

Panton was convicted in 
Ventura County Superior 
Court in August 2008 of felony 
transportation of a controlled 
substance and being armed 
during a drug offense, according 
to Superior Court records. 

"The first I heard about the other 
convictions were when reports 
came out after this weekend's 
incident," said Ben McEnroe, 
California Lutheran University 
head football coach since 2007. 

Panton was not a starting player 
but did appear in the game 
against Claremont last Saturday, 
according to McEnroe. 

Panton is scheduled to appear 
in court the morning of Dec. 3. 

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"Don't ask, don't tell" policy exposes 
different opinions across the U.S. 

atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

The U.S. military law "Don't 
Ask, Don't Tell," was overturned 
early in October, designating it 
as lawful for service members to 
be openly gay. 

Later, the Defense Department 
asked for an injunction on the 
ruling, leaving the law in limbo. 

Judge Virginia A. Phillips 
ordered that the law be 
overturned so that those serving 
did not have to hide their sexual 

However, due to the injunction, 
current and prospective service 
members are strongly advised 
to withhold their sexual 

Phillips stated that the policy 
"infringes the fundamental 
rights of United States service 
members and prospective 
service members." 

This policy comes with the 
opposition that the law seems 
to be outdated for these modern 

"Personally, I believe that the 
DADT policy is an outdated, 
homophobic policy instituted 
decades ago and desperately 
needs to be removed," said Rachel 

Lichtman, president of the Gay 
Straight Alliance at CLU. "It is 
a blatantly discriminatory law 
that forces military members to 
hide their true identities for fear 
of punishment, discharge or of 
hate crimes against them." 

The arguments for the policy 
state that it would infringe 
on Americans' lifestyles, 
but opponents say that is a 

"Honestly, all Americans 
should be able to serve regardless 
of their sexual orientation and 
[I] do not see the military as a 
way to infiltrate the American 
lifestyle," Lichtman said. "There 
is no inherent harm in allowing 
gay people to live with straight 
people in close quarters." 

The Gay Straight Alliance 
at California Lutheran 

University works to create safe 
environments while promoting 
equality for everyone campus 
wide, according to the club 

The new ruling that puts the 
policy back into place also 
comes with some restrictions 
to who can be fired for being 
openly gay, according to 

Also, according to 
Defense Secretary Robert Gates 

recently ordered that all firings 
under the 1993 law must now be 
decided by one of the four service 
secretaries in consultation with 
the military's general counsel 
and his personnel chief. 

The newest ruling comes after 
the government asked for a 
hold on the injunction put into 
place by Phillips so that the 
government can take things in 
an orderly way, according to npr. 
org, but opponents feel more 
needs to be done. 

"The law needs to be revoked 
because it does more to 
harm than help our soldiers," 
Lichtman said. "People join the 
military in order to defend their 
country, not to find potential 
sex partners or relationships. 
Though that may sometimes 
happen, the goal of incoming 
soldiers is not to sleep with their 

Some people feel there would 
be a decrease in morale and 
unity among soldiers if the 
policy were to be struck down. 

"We ask for an equal chance to 
defend the security of our nation 
and to end a discriminatory 
law which perpetuates hate 
against gay and lesbian citizens" 
Lichtman said. 

Recent firing affects KCLU drive 

[NPR, from Page!] 
especially journalists, being 
sent to the gulag for raising the 
wrong questions and displaying 
independence of thought." 

Williams has accomplished 
much during his career, including 
a New York Times best-seller 
book and an Emmy award, both 
dealing with issues of civil rights. 

Williams has been working to 
defend his freedom of speech 
even though his NPR position 

has been terminated. 

He has the support of many 
Americans who agree he has a 
right to express his opinion. 

After firing Williams, NPR 
chief executive, Vivian Schiller, 
apololgized to network employees 
for the way she handled Williams' 

FOX reportedly signed Williams 
to a multi-million dollar contract, 
increasing his role at the station. 

Williams joined FOX News 

in 1997 as a broadcaster for the 
Sunday morning public affairs 
program, along with doing 
onsite reporting for political 

Before FOX, Williams worked 
for 23 years as an editorial 
writer, columnist and White 
House correspondent for the 
Washington Post. 

Williams also hosted the NPR 
show "Talk of the Nation" in 2000 
and 2001. 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographei 

Career Services: Junior Kristen Keough helps out in Career Services. 

Career Services offers 
workshops for students 

Tessica Kaczor 
J Staff Writer 

The CLU Career Services 
office offers workshops, events 
and speaker panels throughout 
the semester to help students 
prepare for getting jobs and 

Students can get assistance in 
everything from resume writing 
and proactive job searching to 
salary negotiations. 

Career Services intern Blake 
Buller thinks that the workshops 
cover a lot of good information 
in great detail. 

"There are a lot of good 
resources that students can 
walk away with by going to our 
workshops," Buller said. "Cindy 
[Lewis] and Cynthia [Smith] 
take the time to go into each 
specific thing, and it is very 
helpful to students." 

Graduating seniors may be 
looking for jobs and internships 
since commencement is only 
months away. 

Career Services provides 
students and alumni with a free 
proactive job search website and 
also helps students network with 
business people and companies. 

Assistant director of Career 
Services Cynthia Smith 
considers networking is an 
important resource. 

"Networking is key because 
you never know who you are 
going to run into," Smith said. 
"Establishing a contact with an 
employer can help push your 
resume through." 

On Nov. 4, the Alumni 
Association is putting on a 
networking event where alumni 
will be able to talk with business 
people one on one. 

It will be in a speed-talking 
format with three-minute 

This is one way Career Services 
extends services to students 
even after they graduate. 

For those students who are 
interested in learning more 
about the non profit industry, 
Career Services is hosting a non- 
profit speakers panel on Nov. 1 1 . 

Seven speakers will discuss the 

different job opportunities in 
the nonprofit world, along with 
what critical skills are needed 
and what one should do to 

Although this is not necessarily 
a networking event, but more 
about career explorations, the 
director of Career Services 
Cindy Lewis urges students to 

"At the end, all of the speakers 
will stay around and talk to 
students, and typically this can 
lead to internship opportunities," 
Lewis said. 

The speakers attending the 
Nov. 1 1 networking event 
include Kelli Lighthizer from 
the Greater Conejo Valley 
Chamber of Commerce, Melinda 
Crown from Girls in Power, 
Mira Cohen from the Ronald 
Reagan Presidential Library 
Museum, Ashlee Harry from 
Dark to Dawn, Moriah Harri- 
Rodger from The Fender Music 
Foundation, Judith Serafini 
from Connect First 5 Program 
and a representative from the 
American Red Cross of Ventura 

Additionally, on Wednesday 
Nov. 10 at noon, there is a 
workshop to help students 
learn how to explore different 
online career resources, take 
career assessments online, find 
international companies and 
even doa mock interview online. 

On Tuesday Nov. 16 at noon, 
there will be a salary negotiation 
workshop to help students learn 
how to research fair salaries and 
respond to salary requests. 

Students will also get tips on 
how to negotiate and how to give 
an employer a salary range. 

A resume-writing workshop 
will be available to help students 
learn the correct resume format 
and what content to include in a 

That workshop is on Thursday 
Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. 

Two more workshops will 
happen in December, the 
international job search 
workshop on Dec. 2 and the 
proactive job search workshop 
on Dec. 7. 

November 3, 2010 

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Scandinavian Festival will return to CLU in the spring 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

For 36 years, the CLU 
Scandinavian American History 
Association has been sponsoring 
the annual Scandinavian 

The festival showcases the 
cultures of Norway, Sweden, 
Denmark, Iceland and Finland. 
Over the past three decades, 
what started out as a modest 
gathering of 600 participants 
has exploded into a full-blown 
festival, which is expected to 
draw over 6,000 guests in 20 1 1 . 

Unknown to many students, 
California Lutheran University's 
history is deeply rooted in the 
Nordic culture. The school 
was built on land owned by a 
Norwegian immigrants. 

A Norwegian-American 

administrator and a Swedish- 
American professor wanted to 
display CLU's Scandinavian 
culture and heritage on 
campus, so they started the first 
Scandinavian Festival. 

The festival offers a number 
of different activities that are 
especially popular among 

Such activities include arts and 
crafts, drama, storytelling and a 
soccer clinic. 

Other activities that are more 

popular among adult visitors 
include a croquet game in which 
small Swedish dala horses are 
used as wickets. 

Since Viking times, the dala 
horse has been considered a 
holy animal and symbolizes the 
Swedish culture. 

A parade will be featured in an 
opening ceremony for the festival 
that will include Scandinavian 
dignitaries and flags. 

In addition, visitors may also 
visit mock Viking and Sami 
villages and even attend a 
Scandinavian worship service. 
A plethora of booths, featuring 
both Nordic handicrafts and a 
feast of Scandinavian delicacies 
will also be available to patrons 
at the festival. 

According to CLU director of 
the Scandinavian Center Richard 
Londgren, one of the reasons 
that the Scandinavian Festival 
has become more popular year 
after year is because of the 
increased advertising around 
Ventura County. 

As a result, more and more 
people around the area are 
attending every year. 

Despite the high attendance, 
the festival is not as popular 
among students as one might 

"We do our best to reach 
out to CLU students, and we 

[MUERTOS, from Page 1] 
at 7 p.m. on the same day and 
included food, history of the event 
and face painting. 

Each table was set up with the 
holiday's traditional flower, the 
yellow marigold, and paper flowers 
resembling marigolds. 

Along with the face painting, 
students were invited to paint skulls 
and participate in other crafts, which 
added creativity to the event 

A popular item among the 
students was the hot chocolate that 
tasted like apple cider mixed with 

Samples of traditional pan de 
muerto (bread), pictures and 
information about the holiday's 
history were also available for 
visitors to take. 

The Spanish Department was also 
involved in this celebration and 
offered it as part of a class, according 
to Patterson. 

The turnout for the event included 
many students outside of the Latin 
American Student Organization. 

"I've been in Spanish class and the 
club, so we always talked about it 
and celebrated it, so I wanted to keep 
the tradition and learn more about 
it," freshman Vanessa Orr said 

California Lutheran University has 
been hosting this event for almost 
15 years, which has been recently 
organized by LASO, according to 

"You can learn about other 
cultures," said Mayra Ruiz, a 
freshman member of LASO. 

Dia de Los Muertos provides a 
chance for people to come together 
and learn about the Latin American 

"CLU supports all multicultural 
clubs because the campus has 
become more diverse, so it's an 
opportunity to further celebrate 

those Cultures," Patterson said- 

Photo courtesy of University Relations 

Scandinavian Costumes: A man dressed as a viking interacts with children also dressed up for the 2010 festival. 

encourage them to attend, but 
we understand that they are very 
busy," Londren said. 

Students that have attended the 
festival during previous years 
have enjoyed the experience. 

"It was a really interesting 
experience walking around and 
seeing all the booths with items 
from different Scandanavian 
countries," junior Matt Lewis 

said. "They have such a different 
culture, and it's cool to see that 
kind of diversity, and on top of 
that, the food that they had was 
absolutely delicious." 

The festival is a great way to 
learn about the old customs and 
cultures of Nordic people. It is 
also an environment open to 
families with small children. 

"The Scandinavian Festival 

offers a good time for kids and 
adults. It is just a great overall 
family fun event," Londgren said. 
The Scandinavian Festival 
will take place April 17-18 in 
Kingsmen Park. Free admission 
will be offered to children under 
the age of 12, as well as to CLU 
students. For all other visitors, 
admission is $5. Free parking 
will be offered at the event. 

Students remember loved 
ones who have passed away 

Photo by Brad Yajima- Staff Photograph 

Painted skulls: Students created crafts in remembrance of loved ones. 

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Project Bonanza 

3 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 
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9:11 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 



^- • Career Services Workshop: Resume 
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• Networking at Night 

6 p.m. Lundring Events Center 
CD • "The Cherry Orchard' by Anton Chekhov 
8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 

yj-^ • From "The Matrix' to the Singularity - 

David Chalmers, Ph.D. 

4 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 
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8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 
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,^q • Arts and Learning Symposium: 
Beyond Advocacy to Action 

8 a.m. Lundring Events Center 
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8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 


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'Layta Play as' says farewell to fall sports, ups spirits 

ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

Students, faculty, coaches and 
student athletes were invited to 
say farewell to fall sports at the 
Layta Playas event that took place 
in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center on Oct. 28. 

Attendees entered the gym to 
upbeat music and were greeted by 
the Kingsman and Regal mascots. 
Seniors Tyler Lee and Cass Hal- 
lagin, emcees at the event, wel- 
comed the crowd and got them 
excited for the event. 

The dance team made an ap- 
pearance and was ready to per- 
form at the event but did not due 
to technical difficulties. The orga- 
nizers had to move forward to the 
introduction of the sports teams. 

Student athletes of the fall sports 
teams, such as soccer, football, 
volleyball, water polo and cross- 
country, shared their season high- 
lights and accomplishments with 
the audience members. 

"It was nice to hear about all the 

fall sports and how their seasons 
have been going. As a cross coun- 
try runner, it was nice to have our 
sport recognized at the event," se- 
nior Lynn Clahassey said. 

In addition to saying farewell to 
the fall sports teams, the spring 
sports were introduced so the 
crowd would 
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As a cross- sports to look 
country forward to 

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recognized cruits. 
at the event." Spring sports 
Lynn Clahassey include base- 
Senior ball, basket- 
™ ball, softball, 
golf, swimming and diving, tennis 
and track and field. 

CLU T-shirts and candy were 
thrown to the crowd to get them 
off their feet during intervals be- 
tween the sports team introduc- 
tions and the games. 
All sports teams picked three 

athletes to participate in the relay 

The race started out with the 
first representative of each team 
putting a volleyball between his 
or her legs and going around the 
cones without dropping the ball 
or knocking over the cones. 

The second person had to suc- 
cessfully dribble a soccer ball 
through the cones. 

The last participant had to crab 
walk through the cones and then 
hula-hoop when he or she was 

"I had a lot of fun at the event. 
My favorite part was competing in 
the relay race with my teammates 
from the rugby team," junior Ryo 
Takahashi said. "I went first and 
had to go through the cones with 
a ball between my legs, which was 
really difficult until I discovered I 
could just hop the whole way." 

Students were given a card upon 
entry that selected them random- 
ly to participate in the games. 

Audience members were also 
selected to participate in a cup- 

stacking game. 

The first participant to success- 
fully stack red plastic cups into a 
pyramid won the grand prize of a 
new iPod. 

This event was developed and 
produced by a group in a sports 
marketing class on campus. 

"Our goal was to create an event 
that supported every fall sport, 

and we wanted to give the sports 
teams more recognition than they 
usually get," said senior Kristina 
Gonter, one of the coordinators 
for the event. 

Look out for the next two events 
by this class: CLU Spirit Tent on 
Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. and the Stu- 
dent Get Together/Pep Rally on 
Nov. 12 at noon. 

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Workday Release, Jordan Cox shake up quiet campus 


enrik Gjertsen 

Staff Writer 

CLU students and friends expe- 
rienced Rock the Campus with 
musical performances by local 
students and the out-of-town 
band The Workday Release at the 
Grace Hall basketball court on 
Oct. 28. 

Students had the opportunity to 
take a break from homework and 
enjoy live performances in this 
CLU event set up by Programs 
Board in collaboration with the 
Student Music Society. 

The Workday Release is an inde- 
pendent rock-pop band from Or- 
ange County with members Chris 
White, David Ottestad, Nick 
Green and Chad Jordan. 

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the time to see the performances. 

"It was impressive to see the 
bands performing. I thought the 
event here was pretty cool, and I 
hope there are going to be many 
more events like this one in the 
future," he said. 

Programs Board received praise 
for their inclusion of local stu- 
dents at the event. 

Junior Jordan Cox was slated 
to perform vocals with his gui- 
tar before The Workday Releases 
session, but instead of going solo 
he was joined on stage by friends 
and guitarists lake Speckhard and 
Barron Steele. 

"It was a great experience play- 
ing in front of fellow CLU stu- 
dents alongside Jordan and Bar- 
ron," senior Speckhard said. "I 
had a good time and enjoyed my 
time on the stage. [I] hope maybe 
I get more opportunities to per- 
form in front of a CLU audience." 

Cox, Speckhard and Steele end- 
ed their performance with the 
classic "Sweet Home Alabama" by 

the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. 

"I thought the local performers 
and CLU students played great 
music, and it was great listening 
to it," senior Christopher Munch 
said. "The Workday Release was 
the highlight of the night. Hats off 
to Programs Board and everyone 
else for having them here. But for 
me, there is also a great apprecia- 
tion with local students perform- 
ing here it was a great night." 

Rock the Campus was initially 
scheduled to take place on the 
fourth Thursday of every month. 
However, due to Thanksgiving 
break, the event for November 
will be moved to Dec. 9. 

Follow Rock the Campus on to find out the next 
musical act. 

Find the Workday Release at 

First act: Senior Jordan Cox 
opened the Rock the Campus 
concert on Oct. 28. 


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Blood drive at CLU saves lives, one pint at a time 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

The Bloodmobile was parked 
on Memorial Parkway, collecting 
blood donations throughout the 
day on Oct. 28 and 29. 

Students stopped by and took 
the time to donate blood, with 
the help of workers from United 
Blood Services, to support local 

"Coming to CLU and any college 
or high school campus is more 
convenient for the students and 
brings donating blood to their at- 
tention. There is a great turnout 
with the students, and a lot of the 
first-timers set themselves up as 
lifelong donators," United Blood 
Services recruiter Rene Michels 

As stated on the United Blood 
Services website (unitedblood-, blood transfusions 
save more than 4 million lives 
each year. It is estimated that 
blood is needed every two sec- 
onds and that one out of seven 
people entering the hospital will 
need blood. 

"We travel and have blood 
drives seven days a week, going 
from place to place all over Ven- 
tura County and Santa Barbara 
County. Campuses always have 
a significant impact, as well as 

military bases. Donors are some 
of the most gracious people," Mi- 
chels said. 

The blood donations can be 
separated into many components, 
depending on the needs of the pa- 
tients. The most common blood 
components are red blood cells, 
platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate 
and white bloods cells. 

O-positive is the most common 
type of blood, while AB-negative 
is the rarest. Type AB-positive 
is the universal recipient and O- 
negative is the universal donor. 

Blood transfusions 
save more than 4 
million lives each year. 
Blood is needed every 
two seconds. 

"They love my blood. I have al- 
ways been interested in donating 
and have done so many, many 
times. I donate about four or five 
times a year. Not being afraid of 
blood also makes the process 
easy," senior Kevin Pogorzelski 

With a few exceptions, a do- 
nor must be at least 16 years of 
age and weigh no less than 110 
pounds. There is no maximum 
age limit. 

The donation process is about 

an hour long, including the in- 
terview before the donation and 
refreshments after. The actual 
blood donation only lasts about 
10 minutes. 

Donors are entered into a re- 
wards program, receiving gifts 
and coupons for donating their 
much-needed blood. 

The safety of donors is top prior- 
ity. They are asked many questions 
and given information on who 
can and cannot donate blood. 

Questions are asked based on 
their medical history and cur- 
rent behavior, such as where the 
donor has traveled or if they have 
received any piercings or tattoos 
within the past 12 months. 

A mini-physical is also given to 
the patient to make sure they are 
fit to donate. The blood is screened 
to make sure it is healthy. 

A computer system saves data 
from the moment the blood 
leaves the donors arm until it is 
transfused into the patient. 

"Many questions are asked to 
make sure that they don't draw 
blood and have to discard it. The 
doctor makes sure [donors] are 
completely well and healthy," said 

A lot of times, hospitals do not 
have enough blood. Patients have 
to wait around for a phone call to 
be informed when there is a suffi- 
cient amount of a matching blood 
supply for a transfusion. 

"Donating makes all the differ- 
ence in the world and is so simple 

Photo by Brad Yajima • Staff Photographer 

Sharing is caring: Senior Cass Hallagin donated blood inside the bus. 

to do. After people donate for 
the first time, they realize they 
worked themselves up and that it's 
really not a big deal. You may not 
know the person you are donat- 
ing to, but it is such a meaningful 
gift," Michels said. 

Holding the blood drive at CLU 
has received positive feedback. 

"The blood drive introduces stu- 
dents to a topic that we do not see 
every day. Donating is a wonder- 
ful, simple way to give back and 
can have a profound impact on 
someone's life," Pogorzelski said. 

For more info on donating blood 


'I Can't Believe You Asked That' 
author leads diversity workshop 


ess a Nguyen 
Features Editor 

"Why do white people smell like 
'wet dogs' when they come out 
of the rain?" This is one of many 
controversial questions raised 
during CLUs Diversity Leader- 
ship Retreat on Oct. 30. 

Speaker Phillip Milano, a na- 
tionally known expert on diversi- 
ty issues, brought up these sensi- 
tive, infrequently-asked-in-public 
questions to the workshop orga- 
nized by Multicultural Programs. 

He believes people's "fear of of- 
fending each other" results in lack 
of candid communication and 
contributes to the prolonging of 

Milano found small questions 
related to everyday customs and 
behaviors, rather than grand is- 
sues like gay and civil rights, more 

difficult and important to talk 

He went about tearing down 
these myths by inviting open 
discussion, which Multicultural 
Programs hoped would benefit 
current and aspiring leaders in 
the CLU student body. 

Resident Assistants and Peer 
Advisers, who constituted the 
majority of the 88 participants, 
were no strangers to diversity 
issues because they had gone 
through such training as part of 
their positions. 

However, Milano's uncon- 
ventional, intriguing approach 
induced laughter, occasional 
amazement and brought an in- 
formal, laidback air to the con- 

His book "I Can't Believe You 
Asked That" is a compilation of 
real dialogues from everyday 

people and experts on topics such 
as racism, gender discrimination, 
religion, sexual orientation and 
cultural differences. 

Milano also founded the Y? 
Forum, the National Forum on 
Peoples Differences, to encour- 
age people to ask questions they 
are usually too embarrassed or 
too uncomfortable to ask. 

For each question on the forum, 
the answers consist of responses 
from readers of the site and an 
analysis by an expert. 

Similarly, participants of the 
Diversity Leadership Retreat had 
the opportunity to offer their 
perspectives, drawing from their 
own experiences. 

Back to the question at the be- 
ginning of the article, the CLU 
audience's reactions and respons- 
es varied widely. 

(See DIVERSITY, Page 7] 

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FEATURES - Page 7 

Delaying the Real World draws on passion for volunteering 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

"What are your plans after grad- 

These six words can leave col- 
lege students squirming in their 
chairs as they try to come up with 
an answer. 

Although it may seem as if life 
as an undergraduate is carefully 
mapped out, this daunting ques- 
tion can leave any student feel- 
ing nervous and uncomfortable 
about what the future may hold. 

Answering this question takes 
a four-year process, which many 
students still struggle with even 
during senior year. 

On Thursday night, Oct. 28, 
CLU's Community Service Cen- 
ter sponsored a program for stu- 
dents called Delaying the Real 

Based on the ideas of the book 
of the same name by Colleen 
Kinder, the CSC's program was 
designed to inform students of 
non-traditional, post-graduation 

Delaying the Real World took a 
look at opportunities that many 
students may not have otherwise 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographer 

Sweet snacks: Fair trade chocolate, lemonade and chocolate bundt cake added to the appeal of the program. 

considered or known about. 

CSC senior intern Kim Ham- 
on introduced several speakers 
throughout the night, each repre- 
senting a different service or vol- 
unteer program. 

From the Jesuit Volunteer 
Corps, Megan Bell recalled her 
experience as a teacher at a 

boarding school in Micronesia. 

"My role as a teacher was really 
important," she said. 

This Catholic-based program 
focuses on becoming part of a 
community and working for so- 
cial justice in that area. 

Similarly, the Lutheran Vol- 
unteer Corps goal is to work for 

Photo by 

Rebekah Kliewer - 

Photo Editor 


of the Y? 
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live in a very 
correct world, 
and everybody 
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wants to talk 
to each other 

Retreat targets 
campus leaders 

[DIVERSITY, from Page 6] 

A participant speculated that 
the smell might be transferred 
to white people from their pets, 
but another opposed due to the 
fact that black people also have 

One of the replies Milano had 
collected sustained that white 
people could not smell like wet 
dogs coming out of the rain un- 
less they smelled like dry dogs 
to begin with. 

Another explanation offered 
that this myth might carry a re- 
taliatory undertone, considering 
the domination of white people 
over black slaves in the U.S. for 
more than a century. 

In the end, Milano confirmed 
that there had been no scien- 
tific research that compared the 
smell of white people and wet 

His purpose is not to come up 
with the "right" answer to these 
questions but simply to satisfy 
people's natural curiosity about 

peace with justice in their one- 
year volunteer program. 

Gabriella Campos, a represen- 
tative from City Year, described 
her experience participating in a 
service program after graduation 
when she served in an elementa- 
ry school, mentoring and acting 
as a role model for students. 

"I never knew there was a ca- 
reer in that," Campos said as she 
explained her passion for service. 

The goals of these programs 
are to provide service to those 
who need it and become part of 
a community while becoming 
involved in the quest for social 

Blake Buller, an intern from 
Career Services, also explained 
to students how taking a gap year 
and doing volunteer work or a 
service program can prove very 
helpful in building one's resume. 

"You'll face challenges a lot of 
people won't after just graduating 
college," he said. 

Though the thought of taking a 
gap year may turn some students 
away, Buller said that a gap year 
is by no means a gap in a resume. 

The experiences that can be 
gained from participating in a 
service program can prove ben- 
eficial in getting a job, and the 
skills are transferable to the real 
world and workforce. 

To be a part of a similar vol- 
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representatives suggested that 
students be open to new oppor- 
tunities, have a desire for justice, 
a passion for service and a high 
level of commitment and leader- 

The message of Delaying the 
Real World seemed well received 
by the large crowd of CLU stu- 

Fair trade chocolate, lemonade 
and chocolate bundt cake may 
have enticed some students to at- 
tend, but overall, Hamon thought 
they had a "good turnout." 

Interested in learning more 
about volunteer and service pro- 
grams? Visit CLU Career Servic- 
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as assistance in applying for these 

things they are not familiar with. 

Ashley Patterson, the new co- 
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campus like CLU. 

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because the campus is predomi- 
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campuses nationally to become 
more diverse" Patterson said. 

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to be exposed to the whole spec- 
trum and understand that there's 
more than "just black and white." 

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November 3, 2010 

CLU: lacking a strong social life 



California Lutheran University: 
a school that considers going out 
to Chuck. E. Cheese's on a Friday 
night a fun way to socialize. 

That would be fun if I was 
seven, but as we all know, we are 
in college. At least, I hope we still 

Before starting your college 
years, you get an image in your 
head of what college will be like. 

You see the movies and shows, 
so you start formulating a certain 
image of what the social life will 
be like on campus. 

When you finally get to CLU, 
however, you realize that it 
doesn't meet your expectations. 

I feel like the social life at 
California Lutheran University 
is completely dead. 

I am aware that this- is a dry 
campus, but just because it's 
a dry campus doesn't mean it 
automatically has to be a boring 

"I definitely feel like CLU is not 
allowing me to grow as an adult. 
I have considered transferring 
about a hundred times because 
there is absolutely no social life 
whatsoever here. It's stupid," 
sophomore Cydneye Radley 

Hey students, have you 
ever wondered why you see 
everybody at this school at one 

house party on the weekend? 

I'll tell you why, because there 
is absolutely nothing going on at 
CLU that would make you want 
to stay on campus. 

That is why parties get shut 
down earlier than The Oaks mall 
on a Sunday night. 

If we want to have a social life, 
we have to go find it ourselves, 
and it definitely has to be off 

If you try to find something 
in a city that is well known for 
its elderly, retired, rich people 
(yes, I'm talking about Thousand 
Oaks), then you have to be 

They seem to call the cops if 
they hear a dog bark, so you can 
only imagine what they would 
do if they hear a bunch of college 
students trying to have a good 

With that said, I think if the 
community complains about 
us being too loud and causing 
a disturbance, it is completely 
CLU's fault for not having a 
social life on campus. 

You hear other universities 
having concerts on campus, 
which I think would be a great 
idea for us to have. 

Also, I think we should have 
more dances at school. 

They can turn the gym into 
some sort of club that is free of 
charge and hire some DJs. 

It would also be fun if our 
school socialized with other 
schools around the area. 

If we had dances at school, 
other schools would be able to 

CLU needs to stop canceling 
events just because some 
students are drinking; get over it; 
we are college students. 

We focus on academics all 
week, and all we are asking for is 
the weekend to enjoy ourselves. 

Resident Assistants tell us all 
the time that we can be drunk all 
we want on campus as long as we 
go off campus to drink. 

This is why I think CLU needs 
to just stop being a dry campus. 

If we are allowed to drink in 
our dorms and get together with 
our friends and have fun, I think 
it will be safer than having to go 
off campus. 

All I am saying is if our school 
was more like every other 
school, in the sense that we 
had sororities and fraternities, 
dances and dorm parties, then 
maybe not every person in the 
community, including the police 
department, would complain 
about us. 

Just because 
[CLU] is a dry 
campus doesn't mean it 
automatically has to be a 
boring campus. 

We have campus security, so if 
anything does get out of control, 
then I would hope they would do 
their job. 

I am aware that the conflict of 
underage drinking would come 
up, so let me just say this; there 
is only so much you can do to 
prevent college students from 

It is better to be safe on campus 
than drink off campus. 

Residence Life should be more 
lenient on the quiet hours on the 
weekends and stop acting like we 
aren't allowed to have a life on 

"You hear other college students 
partying at their schools, and 
here, you have too many rules. 
You are bound to break them 
sometime," sophomore Nabil 
Torres said. 

I think the lack of social life 
at CLU is taking away from my 
college experience, and even 
though I feel like CLU has 
good intentions, they are not 
necessarily convenient ones. 

Secular Student 


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Military policy unfair 

Fifty years ago, most gays and 
lesbians were not open about their 
sexuality because the majority of 
society did not accept that type of 

However, as society has grown, 
so has the way we view different 
topics, including gay rights. 

Many gays happen to be very 
open these days and are now 
looking toward getting equal 
rights for their lifestyle. 

As human beings, everyone 
deserves equal rights, but gays are 
still struggling with unfair laws, 
such as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" 
policy in the military. 

For years, the armed forces have 
been banning gays from entering 
any branch of the military under 
the US. Code 654. 

The military must maintain 
personnel policies that "exclude 
persons whose presence in the 
armed forces would create an 
unacceptable risk to the armed 
forces' high standards of morale, 
good order, discipline and unit 
cohesion that are the essence of 
military capability," according the 
U.S. Code 654.14. 

With that said, the military 
sees a gay person as a distraction 
for the other members, seeing 
as the other members may 
feel uncomfortable with their 
surroundings, living in such close 
quarters with their units. 

Because of this, military officials 
feel that a unit would not be 
as united with any discomfort, 
which would result in poor 
combat performance. 

In 1993, President Clinton 
passed a reform to prevent the 
military from actively seeking 
out and discharging gays, which 
has been seen as a form of 
discrimination and has caused 

13,000 military members to be 
discharged from the military, 
according to the L.A. Times. 

Under the U.S. Code 654.b, any 
homosexual who states that he 
or she is homosexual and takes 
action in homosexual acts will be 
separated from the armed forces. 
Therefore, if you are gay and want 
to stay in the military, keep your 
mouth shut. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 
was completely banned by a 
federal judge near Los Angeles 
and is "creating a major political 
predicament for Democratic 
President Barack Obama just 
20 days before crucial midterm 
elections that already do not bode 
well for his party," according to 
the L.A. Times. 

"I think that it is an example 
of discrimination from several 
decades ago that needs to be 
reformed because sexuality has 
nothing to do with protecting your 
country," said Rachel Lichtman, 
the president of the Gay-Straight 
Alliance at CLU. 

"They have repealed it, but 
we haven't seen a lot of results," 
Lichtman said. "I think that if it is 
a true repeal, then there shouldn't 
be more discussion on the matter." 

America is thought of as a"free 
country," and therefore people 
should have freedom to an extent. 
I am not saying we should have 
the freedom to kill people, of 
course, but we should have the 
freedom to choose our own 
lifestyles and have freedom within 
those lifestyles. 

Over half a century ago, our 
country was torn between the 
equality of different races, and 
now our country has turned to 
the discrimination of the gay 
community. It seems America is 
always fighting for the rights and 
freedom of certain people. 

Our country is built on equality, 
and through this, I hope that our 
government can give homosexuals 
the rights and freedoms they 

November 3, 2010 

the Echo 

OPINION - Paee 9 

A Resident Assistant's view on why visitation rules matter 

Not all students 
feel that the 
visitation policy 
on campus is 

Aren't we all adults? As a third 
year Resident Assistant, I will be 
the first to say no. 

Not everyone on campus 
behaves as an adult. 

If I could explain the countless, 
horrible situations I have 
encountered and the numerous 
amounts of roommate mediations 
I have had to conduct, the entire 
student body would agree that 
the visitation rule is in place for a 

A previous article titled "Cohab: 
Many abuse it, many believe it to 
be unnecessary" by Rocio Sanchez, 
a fellow opinion writer, surfaced 
two weeks ago, arguing why she 
thought the rule was pointless. 

With that said, I am not here to 
discredit anything Sanchez said. 
Instead, I want to clear up a couple 
of common misconceptions. 

Besides, she is an opinion 
columnist entitled to express her 
opinion on what she pleases, as 

For clarification, there is no 
such thing as cohabitation; in the 
world of CLU, it simply does not 
exist. The visitation policy in the 
California Lutheran University 
handbook states, "A person of 
the opposite sex may not stay 
overnight. Visitation hours are 
from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day." 

This is a rule with which I 
strongly agree. If five hours out of 
the night is causing a huge strain 
on one's relationship, then that is a 
couples issue, not a CLU problem. 
During those hours of the 
night, chances are you two will be 
sleeping, and if not sleeping, being 

documented for a quiet hours 

So, it is probably best to keep 
the visitation policy intact for 
everyone's sanity. 

CLU advertises its rules and 
expectations well before the school 
year starts. 

Orientation and other summer 
launch enrichment programs 
allow entering college freshmen 
to understand the way our 
community operates before they 
decide whether or not this is the 
school for them. 

With this said, the majority of 
the CLU students knew about 
the visitation agreement before 
selecting CLU as the university of 
their choice. 

Furthermore, in debating this 
topic, many students feel it is unfair 
that this rule does not take same 
sex couples into consideration, 
yet no one recognizes how this 
makes people in the homosexual 
community feel. 

Gay-Straight Alliance president 
Rachel Lichtman said, "It makes 
me feel bad because people feel 
like it is a heterosexist policy 

and heterosexual people are 
rarely discriminated against, so I 
understand their frustrations." 

Still, it is extremely intolerant 
to use this policy to demean 
the relationships of others. It is 
one advantage, and homosexual 
people do not really ever have 

Another argument individuals 
are using toward why the visitation 
policy should not be upheld is 
the age-old defense that there are 
Resident Assistants who do not 
uphold the policy. 

However, most of this is Lu-vine 
fodder, and the handful of RAs 
who did not uphold the policies 
were dismissed. 

Nonetheless, just because there 
are policies that RAs do not agree 
with, does not mean that they will 
fail to uphold them. 

Senior Resident Assistant 
Katie Outcalt said, "I agree [with 
the visitation policy] that it is 
uncomfortable for a roommate's 
boyfriend to sleep in the same 
room with my roommates on a 
consistent basis." 

Personally, I agree that it is 

'Hide yo kids' Antoine Dodson becomes Internet star 

YouTube can make anyone a star 
nowadays; just look at Antoine 

Dodsons celebrity grew when 
an interview he gave to his local 
television station about the 
attempted robbery and rape of 
his sister was auto-tuned by The 
Gregory Brothers into a song called 
the "Bed Intruder Song." 

I remember the first time I 
watched this video; it was months 
and months ago, and I was visiting 
my family at home. 

My sister Ally and I were sitting 
on the couch, trying to find funny 
videos on YouTube to show one 

another. Then it happened; she 
stumbled upon viral video gold. 

Ally had her headphones on, and 
all I could see was her laughing and 
smiling from ear to ear. 

"You have to see this," she said. 

First, Ally showed me the actual 
news report of Dodson, which was 
interesting to say the least, and then 
she said, "now watch this." 

All of a sudden the "Bed Intruder 
Song" came through the speakers 
and I lost it; I could not stop 

I wanted to share this video 
with everyone I knew. However, 
realistically, I knew this was not 
possible; nevertheless, I tried 
my best I decided to put it as 
my Facebook status and post it 
on the wall of my friends, who I 
knew would find the same kind of 
enjoyment in it as I did. 

The response I got back was 
astonishing; people enjoyed the 

video as much as I had and my 
friends and family started to post it 
as their statuses. 

My Facebook profile is not the 
only publicity Dodsons video has 
received; the song is currently on 
iTunes and has sold over a thousand 

iTunes is not Dodsons only 
business venture. He has his own 
line of Halloween costumes for 
both people and dogs, as well as 
an application for iPhones and 
Droids. The application is called 
the "Bed Intruder Application," 
helping people be aware of any sex 
offenders that might live near them. 

I was not aware of this phone 
application until the other day 
when a girlfriend of mine showed 
it to me. 

After seeing it, I was glad that 
something of substance came out 
of this. 

I, for one, think becoming 

famous for doing nothing is not 
right. Sometimes I feel I am the 
only person who thinks that way, 
as more and more people become 
famous from doing things of little 
to no substance. 

However, I do have to say that 
although I might not agree with 
the way Dodson has become 
famous, I can understand why 
he has. Dodson is a larger than 
life character and has been smart 
about what to do with his stardom. 

If you have not seen or heard the 
"Bed Intruder Song," I suggest you 
get to the nearest computer and 
watch it so that you understand this 

awkward for both parties as well. 

Then again, Outcalt goes on to 
say, ". . .but having my own room in 
Trinity last year, it was frustrating 
to turn my boyfriend of two years 
away when he wanted to spend the 
night, but I still did it." 

Is this not proof the RAs do 
actually take pride in their position 
and do not abuse their power? 

Once again, it is cruel to 
degrade the jobs of others and 
not appreciate a privilege that 
someone with same- sex- partners 
has only in the safe-haven of a 
liberal arts campus. 

Lichtman gives an all- 
encompassing statement that 
CLU students should remember, 
"If anyone has ever had a person 
of the opposite sex sleep over 
with them, then they have taken 
advantage of the rule as well." 

For the Record 

An editor's note after the 
Opinion story "Cohab: Many 
abuse it, many believe it to be 
unnecessary" that published 
on Oct. 20 contained incor- 
rect information. ASCLUG is 
not in the process of seeking 
approval to change current 
visitation rules. The spring 
2010 Senate proposed a 
resolution for CLU Judicial 
Review to go over the Stu- 
dent Handbook Standard of 
Conduct's Visitation Hours 
Policy and Guest Policy. Last 
year's Senate resolved that 
"The Associated Students of 
California Lutheran Universi- 
ty Senate strongly encourages 
the administration of the uni- 
versity to revisit the Standard 
of Conducts Guest Policy and 
Visitation Policy." Current 
ASCLUG members have not 
formulated a position or had a 
consensus on the matter this 
academic year. 

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Regals beat Occidental to take outright SCIAC title 

Aaron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's volleyball 
team defeated Occidental 
College in three straight sets 
Friday night at Gilbert Arena 
to earn the regular season 
conference championship and 
the number one seed in the 
SCIAC tournament. It is the 
program's first title since 2005 
and is the team's first outright 
title since 1999. 

Prior to the game, seniors 
Megan Thorpe, Allison Kerr, 
Cara Idhe and Erin Exline were 
recognized as part of the team's 
Senior Night, as it would be the 
final regular season home game 
for the Regals. 

"We hadn't won SCIAC 
outright since 1999, so it is great 
for the program and for all of us 
on the team to win it since that's 
one of our goals," Kerr said, "and 
the fact that we won it playing 
against Oxy on Senior Night is 
icing on the cake." 

CLU trailed Occidental early 
on in each of the three sets but 
quickly found their stride as the 
game continued. With an up and 
down first set tied 19-19, Thorpe 
rallied off four straight serves to 
lead up to the eventual 25-21 win 
for the set. 

After trailing 22-20 in the 
second, junior Jacki Richards 

Photo by Rebekah Khev/ei-Photo Editor 

Champions: Allison Kerr (No. 21) spikes the ball against Occidental College Friday night. 

also served four straight serves, 
which led to the 25-22 comeback 
win. The Tigers went on to score 
the first two points of the final 
set, but the Regals eventually 

took it 6-4 and finished the Tigers 
behind a Kerr kill for the match 
point. Kerr finished with a team- 
high 14 kills, two solo blocks, a 
block assist and two aces. 

Thorpe recorded her 12th 
double-double of the season with 
1 1 kills and 1 1 digs in the victory, 
and Erin Exline hit .333 for the 
match with four kills on 12 

attacks. With the win, the Regals 
volleyball team extended their 
winning streak to a new program 
record of 24 after starting the 
season 0-3. 

"Taking it one game at a 
time has been one of the most 
important things for us this year," 
said sophomore Jackie Russell, 
who contributed a match-high 
38 assists. "It's important that 
we continue to just focus on 
one game at a time because it's 
only that game that will matter 
for now. It's important that we 
treat every team as the same and 
continue to just play what we call 
'Cal Lu volleyball'." 

CLU, now 24-3 overall and 13-0 
in SCIAC, will travel to Redlands 
on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to conclude 
the 2010 regular season. 

A victory would give the team 
the fifth undefeated conference 
record in program history and 
the first for the conference since 
eight teams started competing. 

The Regals will host the SCIAC 
conference tournament on 
November 5-6, with the winner 
going to the NCAA regional 

"Our ultimate goal is a national 
championship," head coach 
Kellee Roesel said. "This team 
believes that they can win it all 
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Waterpolo team makes history in defeating Pomona-Pitzer 


laire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

For the first time in CLU 
mens water polo history, the 
Kingsmen beat the Pomona- 
Pitzer Sagehens. The Kingsmen 
underdogs doubled up on two 
higher ranked teams at home 
this week, winning 14-7 against 
Occidental on Wednesday, Oct. 
27, and 10-5 against Pomona on 
Saturday, Oct. 30. 

"This was the first time in Cal 
Lu history for us to beat Pomona, 
and it felt good to win," junior 
Jordan Meaney said. 

The first game of the week was 
against the No. 8 seed in SCIAC, 
the Occidental Tigers. Although 
the Tigers started the game with 
the first goal, they were soon left 
behind with a match-high of five 
goals from junior Brandon Gross 
and multiple goals from senior 
Brian Gross and sophomore 
Carter Baldwin. 

Kingsmen defense contributed 
21 steals throughout the game, 
while freshman goalkeeper John 
Verlinich also added to the solid 

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Victory: Trevor Owens (No. 14) helps the Kingsmen defeat Pomona. 

Kingsmen defense with six saves. 
Wes Lewis also hit a record 
in Wednesday's game, being 
the first Kingsmen to pass the 
100-assist mark for his career. 
CLU won with a score of 14-7 

and stepped up from their No. 9 

California Lutheran University 
played Saturday against the No. 
2 seed in SCIAC, Pomona. The 
Sagehens started off the game 

by scoring two goals early on in 
the quarter. CLU trailed close 
behind, ending the first quarter 
3-2. The Kingsmen then began 
a lead that would end with a 

In the second quarter the 
Kingsmen shut down the 
Sagehens on defense, keeping 
them scoreless for the quarter, 
while the Kingsmen moved 
forward on offense. 

Verlinich made multiple 
point-blank saves, which kept 
the Kingsmen ahead going into 
the third. The third and fourth 
quarters were both dominated by 
CLU. Some of the goals made by 
the Kingsmen were from Brian 
Gross, Brandon Gross, Baldwin 
and juniors Alex Hacker and 
Meaney. The ending score for the 
game was 10-5. 

This game ended the week 
for the Kingsmen. Although 
both games started off with the 
opposing teams jumping ahead 
in the first quarter, they both 
ended with the Kingsmen in 
control of the last three quarters, 
surpassing the No. 8 and No. 2 

seeded teams. 

"This was definitely a big game 
for us," Baldwin said. "We were 
the underdogs, but coach Rond 
just told us to believe, and 
through our hard work and good 
team chemistry, we were able to 
come out on top." 

Verlinich was a major asset to 
the game Saturday, as he made 
10 saves total, including a block 
on a 5-meter penalty shot. 

"It's always a question if 
freshmen will show up and play 
well in the big games," assistant 
coach Matt Warshaw said, "but 
fohn showed his teammates 
today that he will be there in the 
big game." 

The CLU Kingsmen will be 
playing Whittier Wednesday, 
Nov. 3, for their last home 
game of the season and then 
on Saturday away against 
Claremont-Mudd-Scipps for 
their last conference game before 
the SCIAC tournament. 

"I think this win will give us 
the confidence and momentum 
to move toward our goal of 
winning SCIAC," Meaney said. 

Covering All the bases: 

Dark horses are in the race for the Heisman Trophy 




As we flip the calendar to 
November, the leading candidates 
for the Heisman Trophy are 
beginning to put the finishing 
touches on their resumes. 

The Heisman is the most 
distinctive and prestigious 
individual award in all of sports, 
and its history is filled with some 
of the greatest to ever play the 
game of football. But in recent 
years, this individual honor has 
become more and more closely 
associated with team success. 

Last years winner, Alabama 
running back Mark Ingram, was 
certainly worthy of the award 
and proved to be a humble and 
gracious recepient. However, his 
stat total wasn't as impressive as 
Stanford's Toby Gerhart, nor was 
he as dominant as Nebraska's 
Ndamukong Suh. But Ingram 
played for the nations top-ranked 
team, and this pushed him over 
the top in the minds of the voters. 

Much like last year, many 
perceived favorites for the 
Heisman going into the season 
have fallen by the wayside and 
have been replaced by fresh faces. 

Ingram started the season on 
the sidelines due to a minor 
injury and has not been nearly as 
effective. Ohio State quarterback 
Terrelle Pryor is having a good 
year, but a loss by the Buckeyes 
has knocked him out of the race 
for now. Houston's Case Keenum 
was on his way to shattering 
several NCAA passing records, 
but a torn ACL knocked him out 
for the season weeks ago. 

This has left the door open for 
others to come in and claim the 
Heisman, and these replacements 
have been anything but 

disappointing. It also helps that 
many top players happen to play 
for the highest ranked teams. 

By far the most surprising 
story so far in college football 
has been the dominance of 
Auburn's Cameron Newton. 
Completely off the national 
radar after transferring from 
Florida, due to legal problems, 
and landing in a junior college, 
Newton has re-emerged as the 
nation's most punishing, dual- 
threat quarterback. You don't 
often find a defensive end-sized 
quarterback who can run like a 
defensive back. 

He has already set the single- 
season record for rushing yards 
by an SEC quarterback and 
is among the nation's leaders 
in passing efficiency as well. 
Moreover, Auburn sits atop the 
current BCS rankings, and if they 
keep winning, he is going to win 
in a landslide. 

Michigan quarterback Denard 
Robinson was the early leader 
in the Heisman race, but the 
Wolverines have struggled as a 
team in recent weeks, hurting 
his chances of impressing voters. 
Regardless, Robinson is second 
in the nation in rushing, which 
is remarkable for a quarterback, 
and is a surprisingly effective 
passer as well. He is also one of 
the most electrifying players I've 
ever seen. 

You will not find a more quietly 
effective quarterback in all of 
football than Kellen Moore. The 
Boise State quarterback is now in 
his third year as a starter and is 
brutally efficient at running the 
Broncos high-scoring attack. His 
stats would be off the charts if he 
ever had to play in the second 
half, and as it stands, he leads the 
nation in passing efficiency. If the 
Broncos run the table, there's no 
way Moore doesn't get an invite 
to the ceremony in New York. 

Oregon's offense has been 
otherworldly this season, and a 

big reason for that success has 
been the running of sophomore 
LaMichael James. The nation's 
best running back this year, 
James leads the nation in rushing 
yards per game and is on pace to 
easily top 2,000 yards. It certainly 
helps that Oregon is dominating 
the Pac-10 this year. 

There are many other individuals 
who have had fantastic years so 
far, and there is still plenty of 
time to pad those stat totals. But 
Newton, Robinson, Moore and 
James have definitely separated 
themselves from the pack, and 
breaking into this group is going 
to take something special. 

The end of the season can make 
or break a Heisman campaign 
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November 3, 2010 

Regals soccer earns first SCIAC title since 2002 

Chris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's soccer team, 
ranked 17 th in Division III in 
the nation, captured SCIAC 
by defeating Occidental 1-0 in 
its season finale on Saturday 

The Regals earned their first 
SCIAC tide since 2002 and 12 th 
SCIAC championship in the 
history due 
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champs has 
been a goal 
of ours since 
the first day 
of practice, 
and to 

Kristina Hulse's 
game winner in 
the 37 th minute. 
After a shot by 
senior forward 
Brittany Clark 

Sinead Vaughan 

accomplish it was blocked 

feels great. " by Occidental 

keeper Robin 

Feldman , 
Hulse collected 
the rebound 
outside of the 
6-yard box and scored her 10 th 
goal of the season. 

Despite the one goal advantage, 
California Lutheran University 
kept up the relentless pressure 
and outshot Occidental by a 
margin of 22-5 and had a 10-1 
edge in corner kicks. 

The Regals' control of 
possession provided several 
scoring opportunities, which 
included five shots on goal by 
junior midfielder Sinead Vaughan 
and a season-high eight shots on 
goal by Clark. 

"It means a great deal after all 
the work we have put in this 

season to be rewarded with first 
place," Vaughan said. "Being 
SCIAC champs has been a goal of 
ours since the first day of practice, 
and to accomplish it feels great. 
It also meant a lot to our whole 
team to give our seniors a good 
last season game to remember, 
and that it was." 

On Senior Day, senior keeper 
Kristin Borzi recorded her fifth 
shutout of the season. In 17 starts 
in goal this season, Borzi has only 
allowed seven goals and boasted 
an impressive 15-1-1 record in 
those games. Clark, SCIAC's 
leading goal scorer this season 
with 11, was unable to add to 
her total but was aggressive with 
her play and was rewarded with 
a conference title in her senior 

"Sometimes playing each team 
twice can be a difficult thing to 
do, but in this case we could not 
wait for that second chance to 
play Oxy," Clark said. "They were 
the one team that took our perfect 
season away from us, so we were 
definitely looking forward to 
come out harder the second time 
around, and the fact that it was for 
the SCIAC championship made it 
that much better." 

Feldman kept the game within 
reach for the Tigers with her seven 
saves, but the offense was unable 
to penetrate the Regals defense led 
by juniors Rebekah Casas and Jen 
Jones. CLU finished the regular 
season with the No. 1 scoring 
offense in the conference and also 
the No. 1 defense, which allowed 
only 0.50 goals scored per game, 
according to 

The victory enabled the Regals 
to get revenge on Occidental, 

Photo by Talia Loucks-Staff Photographer 

Revenge: Brittany Clark takes control of the ball while Kristin Cameron (No. 17) moves up the field. 

who snapped CLU's 1 1 -match 
unbeaten streak in a 1-0 contest 
back on Oct. 6. CLU not only 
clinched the conference outright 
with the victory, but they also 
earned the No. 1 seed entering 
the SCIAC Tournament on 
Wednesday, Nov. 3. The fact that 
they beat Occidental to capture 
the title and the No. 1 seed just 
made it that much more special, 
according to Vaughan. 
"The match was amazing," 

Vaughan said. "You could feel it 
from the minute everyone got 
in the locker room. Our energy 
was great, spirits were up and we 
knew what we needed to do to 
get our revenge. On the field you 
could feel that every tackle, shot, 
pass and all the energy put into 
the game was to be champs, but 
also to show the one team that 
beat us this season that we are the 
better team." 
No. 1 CLU (18-1-1, 10-1-1 

SCIAC) will host No. 4 Redlands 
(8-9-0, 6-6-0 SCIAC) in one 
semifinal, while No. 2 Occidental 
(11-3-2, 9-2-1 SCIAC) will play 
No. 3 Claremont-Mud-Scripps 
(10-6-3, 6-4-2 SCIAC) in the 
another semifinal on Wednesday 
Nov. 3. The winners of the 
semifinal matchups will face off 
in the championship on Saturday, 
Nov. 6, with the winner gaining 
an automatic berth to the NCAA 
Division III Tournament. 

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2010 Vol. 56 Numbers 

Glory' wins 
literary award 


ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

For the second year in a row, 
CLU's literary magazine, 'Morning 
Glory,' has been honored for the 
Magazine Pacemaker award. 

It's a finalist for the award from 
the Associated College Press, 
which honors a wide variety of 
collegiate magazines, according 
to the CLU website. 

California Lutheran University 
is one of only six, four-year 
universities in the country 
receiving this honor for literary 

Morning Glory' is comprised 
of work by students, staff and 
CLU alumni, which gives a wide 
variety of content for readers to 

The publication features poetry, 
stories, photographs, paintings, 
multimedia images and a CD 
with 21 original music tracks. 

While anyone can submit to 
this magazine by the deadline 
in February, but submissions are 
accepted before. 

"They are judged by the 

Photo by Talia Loucks- Staff Photograph* 

Finished Product: Editor in chief Michelle Kane holds up a finished 'Morning Glory' magazine, which recently won the Magazine Pacemaker award. 

'Morning Glory' staff in a 'blind 
judging process' which is where 
we don't tell them who submits 
what so they don't judge by who 
their friends are," said Joan Wines, 
'Morning Glory' adviser. 

The magazine was created in 
1971 by Dr. Jack Ledbetter, and 
CLU has continued his literary 

work ever since. 

'lhe staff is given submissions, 
which they read over and judge to 
ensure they are putting together a 
quality magazine every year. 

Using a scale from one to 10, 
each staff person reads and rates 
the submissions. 

lhe highest-scoring submissions 

are selected for publication. 

Authors* identities are concealed 
until the magazine is published, 
according to the CLU website. 

"Everyone begins 'Morning 
Glory' as an intern who helps sort 
through submissions and pick 
out ones they like," said Michelle 
Kane, editor in chief. 

Before becoming editor in chief 
this year, Kane was assistant 
editor in chief last year, and before 
that she started as an intern like 
everyone else. 

To be chosen as editor in chief, 
the student must show interest 
and dedication to the job and 

[See AWARD. Page 2] 



George "Sparky" Anderson 
passed away Nov. 4 in his 
Thousand Oaks home after 
suffering complications of 
Dementia. He was 76. 

Anderson was the manager 
of both the Reds and the Tigers 
and was the only manager to 
ever lead two franchises to 
world series titles. 

He was also very involved 
in CLU baseball, and the new 
baseball stadium is even named 
after him. 

"Baseball will have very few 
people like Sparky" said Jack 
Morris, former Tigers pitcher, 
who choked up when he heard 
the news, according the the Los 
Angeles Times. 

ASCLUG proposes bill for 
new recreational sports gear 

atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

ASCLUG recently voted that 
$6,000 be put toward an outdoor 
recreational rental program, 
in which students can rent 
equipment for their own physical 
fitness outside of the gym. 

The program would allow 
students, faculty and staff to rent 
outdoor equipment at reasonable 
prices that are not available off 

The coordinator for Recreational 
Sports, Graham Crain, would 
"manage all storage, maintenance, 
liability and rental agreements," 
according to the proposal. 

The small fee would in turn pay 
for the upkeep of the equipment, 
and the $6,000 from ASCLUG 
would allow all of the equipment 

to be purchased. 

"The fees are much cheaper than 
anything you can find along the 
ocean or at a mountain rental 
store," Crain said. "The items can 
be rented for 24 hours, during 
business hours." 

According to the proposal, the 
Outdoor Recreation Program's 
primary goal is to develop students 
knowledge, understanding and 
participation in areas of lifelong 

CLU will help students fulfill 
this goal by giving them the 
necessary tools, such as renting 
this equipment. 

"Most students cannot afford 
gear or do not have a place to 
store it, so it provides them with 
a suitable and affordable option to 
participate in outdoor activities," 
[See BILL, Page 3] 

Buildings vandalized 
across CLU campus 




endal Hurley 
News Editor 

arly Robertson 
Editor in Chief 

Graffiti was discovered tagged 
along multiple buildings across 
the CLU campus early in the 
morning on Nov. 5. 

The acts are believed to be 
random, and the suspect is still 

"They are all the same symbol; 
it's not race or gang related," said 
Fred Miller, director of Campus 
Public Safety. 

A staff member found the 
graffiti, which displayed sexually 
offensive symbols, outside of 
Peters Hall and alerted campus 

safety officials around 7:30 a.m. 

More graffiti was later found 
inside and outside of Mogen 
Hall, on a sign in Buth Park, 
outside of Nygreen Hall, on 
the new food service truck on 
Memorial Parkway and on the 
windows of what used to be a la 

"We will be looking at campus 
cameras and doing an internal 
investigation," Miller said. 

The graffiti was completely 
removed from all buildings with 
a high power hose and household 
cleaner by California Lutheran 
University Facilities employees. 

If anyone has information 
regarding the vandalism, please 
contact Campus Public Safety at 
(805) 493-3208. 

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Democrats reign victorious in California state election 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

After the state election polls 
closed Tuesday night, results 
showed that California voters 
chose Democrats to be the next 
senator and governor. 

The new governor of California, 
Democrat Jerry Brown, won 
with 51 percent of the votes, 
while Republican candidate Meg 
Whitman lost with 44 percent of 
the votes, according to MSNBC. 

Democrat Barbara Boxer won 
the California Senate position 
with 50 percent of the votes, 
while Republican candidate Carly 
Fiorina lost after getting 45 percent 
of all votes, also according to 

Despite the loss of six seats, the 
Democrats kept control of the 
U.S. Senate with 51 seats, over the 
Republicans' 46 seats. 

After picking up the 40 seats 
that they needed, the Republicans 
managed to gain control ot the 

house with 239 seats over the 
Democrats 185 seats. 

The Democrats not only clenched 
the spot for governor and senator in 
California, but also Gavin Newsom 
won lieutenant governor, Debra 
Bowen won secretary of state, 
John Chiang won controller. Bill 
Lockyer won treasurer, Dave Jones 
won insurance commissioner and 
Berry Yee and Jerome E. Horton 
won State- Board of Equalization 
seats one and four. 

The Republican Part)' won seat 
two and three of the State Board 
of Equalization with returner 
Michelle Steel and newcomer 
George Runner. 

Proposition 19, which would 
have legalized Marijuana, did not 
pass with a 53 percent vote no over 
a 46 percent vote yes. 

Proposition 20, which addressed 
the redisricting of congressional 
districts, passed, with a 61 percent 
yes over a 38 percent no. 

'Ihe passing of this means that 
the responsibility to determine the 

boundaries of California's districts 
in the U.S. House of Representatives 
will be moved to the Citizens 
Redisricting Commission, rather 
than the legislature. 

Proposition 21, which addressed 
the vehicle surcharge revenue, did 
not pass with a 58 percent vote no 
over a 41 percent vote yes. 

If passed, this would have 
established an $18 annual vehicle 
license surcharge to help fund state 
parks and wildlife programs. 

Since it was not passed, state park 
and wildlife conservation programs 
will continue to be funded through 
existing state and local funding 
sources, and admission and 
parking fees will continue to be 
charged when entering state parks. 

Proposition 22, which will 
prohibit the state from borrowing 
or taking funds used for 
transportation, redevelopment 
or local government projects and 
services, passed with a 60 percent 
vote yes over a 38 percent vote no. 

This means that the state's 

authority to use or redirect state 
fuel tax and local property tax 
revenues will be significantly 

Proposition 23, which would 
have suspended pollution laws, did 
not pass with a 61 percent no over 
a 38 percent yes. 

This means that the state will 
continue to implement the 
measures authorized under 
Assembly Bill 32 to address global 

Proposition 24, which would 
have been a repeal of corporate 
tax breaks, did not pass with a 58 
percent vote no over a 21 percent 
vote yes. 

Proposition 25, which addressed 
the legislative vote requirement to 
pass budget and budget- related 
legislation from two-thirds to a 
simple majority, passed with a 54 
percent vote yes over a 45 percent 
vote no. 

Proposition 26, the state levies 
bill, passed with a 52 percent vote 
yes over a 47 percent vote no. 

This requires that certain state 
and local fees be approved by a 
two-thirds vote. 

These fees include those that 
impact society or the environment 
caused by the fee payer's business. 

Proposition 27, the 

ElimRedisCom, which would 
eliminate the state commission on 
redis trie ting, did not pass with a 59 
percent vote no over a 40 percent 
vote yes. 

This measure would have allowed 
all candidates for the U.S. Senate 
and House of Representatives from 
California to sign a declaration 
saying that if elected, they either 
will or will not voluntarily limit 
their years of service. 

"The United States' newest 
political movement, the 

antiestablishment Tea Party, 
emerged as a serious political force 
as its members won three Senate 
seats and more than a dozen House 
seats," according to 

^Statistics retrieved from NBC. 
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CLU students 
pay half price! 

Only $22/month 

with student ID. 

Morning and evening classes available at T.O. Community Center, 

Conejo Community Center, Borchard Community Center and 

Goebel Center. Call 818-889-4856 for more information. 

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Glorious Win: Selected art work is compiled into a paperback booklet. 

Students and faculty submit 
artistic works for magazine 

[AWARD, Page I ] 

the student must show interest 
and dedication to the job and 
have a fairly clear schedule for 
two years because the job takes 
up a lot of time. 

The adviser, along with the 
'Morning Glory' staff, goes 
through candidates' qualifications 
and decides who the best student 
for the job will be, according to 

"'Ihey learn skills they can't 
learn any other way," Wines said. 

Wines has been the adviser for 
'Morning Glory' at CLU for about 
14 years. 

She oversees the processes and 
procedures of the magazine. 

"It's my favorite thing to see the 
new talent that comes in, seeing 
it all put together and to watch 

students work together because 
sometimes they don't even know 
each other but they work very 
hard," Wines said. 

She has always found her 
job enjoyable because of the 
dedicated and talented students. 

"I really enjoy having a chance 
to see so much writing, and art 
as well, but mainly writing of 
faculty, start" and students," Kane 

"Ihis is the third time "Morning 
Glory' has won this award; the 
first being in 1982. 

In 1990, the magazine was 
inducted into the College Media 
Association's Hall of Fame. 

"Its cool because it's from the 
CLU community and everyone 
has so much talent, and it's really 
nice to see that," Kane said. 

November 10, 2010 

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NEWS - Page 3 

Bill will let students rent equipment 

[BILL, from Page 1] 

Crain said. "This promotes the 
overall goal of outdoor rec. and 
rec. sports in general, which is to 
promote lifelong fitness by giving 
students the opportunity to learn 
new skills, which this bill does." 

lhe program would offer many 
different types of equipment that 
would allow students to venture 
out and try new activities. 

Students can take the gear to 
local places like Wildwood or even 
go to the beach. 

"The money will be used to 
purchase such equipment as 
mountain bikes, surf boards, 
kayaks, helmets and other 
necessary safety and operational 
equipment," said Tyler Lee, an 
intern for Recreational and 
Intramural Sports. 

Students can rent equipment 
either for a day or for a whole 

weekend for the price of one day. 

Students are required to show 
their I.D. card and put down a 
deposit in case the equipment is 
not returned. 

"The catch is that if you rent [the 
equipment] on Friday, the items 
are not due back until the next 
Monday or business day," Crain 
said. "Therefore, prices are very 
cheap for an entire weekend. As 
well, travel equipment is included, 
so you can travel with the items (i.e. 
a bike rack for a car or covers and 
straps for surfboards or kayaks)." 

The proposed bill was taken 
before the Senate by Grant K.ast, 
ASCULG senator. 

"The process for proposing a bill 
is fairly simple; anyone in Senate 
can propose a bill to the board, and 
then it is voted on," East said. 'Also, 
if students want to see something 
changed or possibly added to 

campus, they can talk to a senator 
about writing a bill for something 
or even writing a resolution." 

This is a drastic change from last 
year, when there wasn't enough 
support for the bill to even be 
proposed to the Senate. 

"Last year on Senate we were 
thinking of doing the same exact 
thing, but there wasn't the support 
for it like there is this year," said 
Shannon Teague, junior senator. 
"I think this will be a great thing 
for CLU students." 

This program is another 
alternative for students to enjoy in 
their free time. 

"I think the rental program 
is a great step to improving 
Recreational Sports at CLU, as it 
expands the options available to 
students and offers alternatives to 
what is offered on campus," Lee 

Professor Arndt reaches out to fellow veterans 

Photo by Talia Loucks - Stuff Photographer 

Vietnam War: Vieatre arts professor and veteran Michael Arndt wants to use his artistic abilities to help others. 

Adopt -a- Family program 
returns for the holidays 


achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

CLU professor Michael Arndt 
was just starting his profession 
as a high school teacher when 
he was drafted into the Vietnam 
War; now he has aspirations to 
unite all veterans by using his 
artistic abilities. 

Arndt was a short-term 
professor at Washington State 
University when a colleague 
recommended he apply for a 
position at California Lutheran 

He became the theatre arts 
director and professor and has 
now been teaching at CLU for 29 

"I hear a fire helicopter and 
immediately freeze because 
it is always at the surface; the 
memories never leave," Arndt 

Arndt is just one of the many 
combat veterans who have tried 
to forget the war memories. 

He has realized the importance 
of knowing he is not alone, 
and he wants to create a play to 
inspire other veterans to know 
that although their experiences 
may differ, they all share the same 
feeling of trauma. 

"1 think we are at the tip 

of an iceberg because of the 
advancement of the technology 
being used in war; the people 
that would have died in Vietnam 
are now able to survive due to 
technology," Arndt said. "But 
they are suffering with mental 
and physical problems for the rest 
of their lives in a society that can't 
understand the emotions while 
serving in war." 

In the Vietnam War there was a 
draft, so people from all different 
levels of society were sent to fight 

Some believe it was much easier 
for them to return to society than 
it is now. 

Unfortunately, there is a distant 
relationship between students 
who attend college and those 
who are currently serving or 
have previously served in the 
military and reentered society as 
a student. 

"We have 77 veterans at CLU, 
including the Adult Degree 
livening Program, undergraduate 
and graduate students, who are 
all veterans, which many people 
are unaware of," said Lorraine 
Purmont, associate registrar. 
"Whereas in 2004, we only had 14 
student veterans attending CLU." 

Arndt has written poetry, 
speeches, blogs and plays 

addressing life after war. 

Currently, Arndt is applying 
for grants to create a play solely 
dedicated to veterans. 

The play would use veterans 
as actors and original music, 
integrating stories of the Korean 
War, Vietnam War, Gulf War and 
Iraq War. 

Once the play is fully written 
and funded, Arndt plans to 
show the play at veteran homes, 
hospitals and schools in hopes of 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

Every holiday season, the 
Community Service Center at 
CLU organizes a program called 
Adopt-a-Family to help families 
in need celebrate Christmas. 

CSC is committed to various 
causes that enrich both their 
volunteers and those in need. 

Continuing to celebrate 
California Lutheran University's 
50th anniversary, CSC is once 
again sponsoring the Adopt-a- 
Family, or child, cause. 

This cause enables students, 
faculty, groups and families to 
sponsor a less fortunate child or 
entire family during the holiday 

CLU works with a number 
of different agencies for this 
cause, including Casa Pacifica, 
which is an agency that works 
with abused, neglected and 
emotionally disturbed children 
who were removed from their 
homes by Child Protective 

Also, CSC works with the 
Lutheran Social Services, a non- 
profit organization that works to 
provide social services through 
the Lutheran Ministry. 

In addition, another 

sponsoring agency is Padres 
Contra Hi Cancer agency, a non- 
profit organization that works 
with Latino families who have 
children with cancer. 

F.ach agency offers sponsorships 
for a different amount of money. 

The Casa Pacifica will sponsor 
a child for approximately $150, 
the LSS will sponsor a family 
of two to four for anywhere 
between $250 and $300, and the 

Padres Contra El Cancer agency 
will sponsor a family of three to 
five for between $250 and $300. 

"I personally haven't heard of 
the Adopt-a-Family, or child, 
cause, but it seems like a great 
way to give back," CLU senior 
Chris Doukakis said. 

Some general rules and 
guidelines for gift giving include 
no giving cash, gifts only, provide 
items off various wish lists when 
sponsoring a family and try to 
donate a gift that a family can 

Some suggested items include 
gift cards. 

The CSC appreciates any of 
these donations but urges those 
who are on tight budgets not to 
over spend. 

It is also suggested that groups 
of friends on campus or clubs 
get together to sponsor a family 
so everyone donates a smaller 

"I've donated in years past and 
will continue to do so this year," 
senior Aaron Fisher said. "It's a 
great cause to be involved with 
during the holidays. During 
these holidays some people don't 
receive anything and struggle 
just to keep food on the table, so 
this is something I'm glad to be 
associated with." 

Some important dates to note 
for this year's event are Nov. 
8-17, which is when students or 
groups can sign up online and 
Nov. 22, when volunteers can 
pick up the intormation on the 
family or child to be sponsored 
at the SUB between 4:30-6:30 

Ihe last day is Dec. 8, which 
will be the drop off party at the 
Luther statue. 

making society aware of what it 
means to be a veteran, whether 
one agrees with war or not. 

The theater piece would then 
follow with a panel discussion 
among the audience and actors. 

"It is my responsibility to speak 
out in honor of my friends who 
died, to the veterans of all wars 
and to those serving now in Iraq," 
Arndt said. "By using my artistic 
and personal skills, I hope to let 
veterans know we are all in this 


Arndt is anti-war but realizes he 
can influence others by using his 
experience in a positive way. 

His travels back to Vietnam 
and his sabbatical last year have 
helped him overcome his fears, 
and now he seeks to help and 
educate others. 

CLU does not have any on- 
campus student organizations for 
veterans or any plans for Veterans 
Day on Nov. II. 

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Center for Equality and Justice Lecture 
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8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 







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2 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 
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Psychology majors are least satisfied in workforce 


anna Halldorsdottir 
Staff Writer 

A recent study found that 
among college graduates, psy- 
chology majors were least likely 
to be satisfied with their career 

'the study, which was done as a 
part of the Wall Street Journals 
Paths to Professions project, 
surveyed 10,800 college gradu- 
ates who had received their 
bachelor's degree between 1999 
and 2010. 

All of the respondents were 
employed, and the survey could 
££ have included 

Students th»se who had 

may love ™d gone on to 

psychology, earn a 8 radu - 

but with a 

ate degree. 

Out of those 
who had ma- 

degree, work 

in the field of '" re , d in P'f 

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Julie Kuehnel 
Professor of 

26 percent 
reported to 
be "satisfied" 
or "very sat- 
isfied" with 
, their career 
paths, while 
other majors had a satisfacion 
rate of 40 to 54 percent. 

Dr. Julie Kuehnel, a professor in 
CLUs psychology department, 
noted that limited opportunities 
within the field of psychology 
for those who don't have an ad- 
vanced degree might be one rea- 

Satisfaction of College Graduates 
(by Major) 








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Big gap: Only 26 percent of psychology majors said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their career path. 

son for the lack of satisfaction. 

"Psychology is good prepara- 
tion for many careers, but psych 
majors who want to practice 
psychology usually need an ad- 
vanced degree," Kuehnel said. 
"Students may love psychol- 
ogy, but with a bachelor's degree, 
work in tjie field of psychology is 

Robert Duff graduated from 
CLU with a psychology degree 

last spring and now attends 
graduate school. He is happy 
with his choice of major and at- 
tributes it to the fact that he had 
done research and knew what he 
was getting himself into. 

Duff says he realized that he 
would have to get at least a mas- 
ter's degree if not a Ph.D. to work 
in the field. 

What Duff noted as a source of 
dissatisfaction among many un- 

dergraduate psychology students 
is how hard it is to get relevant 
work experience in the field. 

In order to work with people 
in a therapeutic setting, a person 
needs to have a higher level de- 

'"Ihis is a source of frustration 
among many undergraduate 
psych majors because relevant 
work experience is something 
that many graduate programs are 

looking for," Duff said. 

Dr. Seth Wagerman, assistant 
professor of psychology at CLU, 
added that psychology majors 
don't always realize how mar- 
ketable their skills are outside of 

"With a background in critical, 
statistical thinking and a basic 
foundation in research and in- 
terpersonal dynamics, psychol- 
ogy majors are qualified to move 
into many fields: personnel and 
human resources, social work, 
market research, advertising, 
program evaluation, etc," Wa- 
german said. "Most universities 
aren't good at emphasizing the 
marketability of these skills to 
their students, and they don't re- 
alize that they possess a general 
skill set that can be desirable to 
any company." 

The two majors where work- 
ers reported the highest rate of 
satisfaction were chemical engi- 
neering and management infor- 
mation systems which both had 
a satisfaction rate of 54 percent. 

"Someone who majors in 
chemical engineering is going to 
be a chemical engineer," Wager- 
man said. "Someone who majors 
in psychology needs to know 
what further training they'll 
need to attain their ultimate 
goals — be it more research expe- 
rience or more clinical training. 
Then they, too, will be able to do 
the work they meant to do from 
the start." 

When fantasy meets reality 

What are fantasy 
sports and why 
are they so 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

College students huddling 
around the television set on a 
Sunday morning aren't sim- 
ply watching football anymore. 
Some of them are really engaging 
in the game. 

Fantasy sports are a growing 
trend, being tackled as a hobby 
of great interest amongst our 

A fantasy sport is a simulation 
in which members act as team 
owners, constructing teams 
of real athletes. They compete 
against other fantasy owners 
based on the statistics of real 
players in a professional sport. 

The most popular fantasy 
sports are lootball, baseball, bas- 
ketball, hockey and soccer. There 
is also auto racing, fishing, poker 
and more. 

To start off, a person gathers a 

group of friends and co-workers 
or joins an existing league. Each 
person drafts individual players 
from different teams. 

As each week passes by, they 
will receive or lose a certain 
number of points, depending on 
how the players on their team 
perform. They are paired against 
££ another 

I think fantasy member of 

sports are a 

really unique 

way to get into 

sports. You're 

not just sitting 

on your couch 

watching your ^ &]T 

team win or 

lose, you're 


their league 
each week. 

Like any 
game, one 
from each 


Katie Bode 

pending on 
how many 
points their 
team got in 
comparison to the member they 
were up against. 

Team owners can manage their 
team, as if he or she is the coach. 
They are able to create a start- 
ing lineup and sit players for the 
week or trade players with other 
owners. Ihe settings are com- 
pletely customizable, permitting 
the owner to choose their team 

name, color and logo. 

Fantasy sports have not al- 
ways been so easy to personal- 
ize. Fantasy started back in the 
1950s, but everything was done 
by hand, according to videojug. 

With the technology that is 
around now, participants in fan- 
tasy leagues can manage their 
team with the click of a button; 
computer systems automatically 
add up the points gained by the 

Fantasy is also linked to Face- 
book and mobile devices, mak- 
ing it easily accessible almost 
anywhere. Statistics and stand- 
ings are updated instantly. 

"I think fantasy sports are a 
really unique way to get into 
sports. You're not just sitting on 
your couch watching your team 
win or lose, you're 'participat- 
ing,'" senior Katie Bode said. 

Team owners are able to use 
fantasy sports as an escape from 
life for a little while. 

For college students this can be 
a break from balancing school- 
work and a social life. 

It can also be used to connect 
with friends and family by means 
of communicating over sports. 
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Mainstage production 'parallels the current U.S. economy' 


ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

The CLU theatre arts depart- 
ment debuted the 2010 fall main- 
stage play last Thursday, Nov. 4, in 
the Preus- Brandt Forum. 

Anton Chekhov's play "The 
Cherry Orchard" is directed by 
professor of theatre arts Michael 
J. Arndt and has a complete cast 
of CLU students. 

"The Cherry Orchard" is set in 
Russia in 1904 when there was 
an economic downfall nation- 


I chose 
to direct 
this play 
because the 
time period 
parallels the 
current U.S. 

Michael Arndt 

wide. An aris- 
tocratic fam- 
ily's estate with 
an incredible 
cherry orchard 
was going into 
and the family 
was reluctant 
to accept that 

the play the 
family had 
many options to try and save 
their estate, but they end up los- 
ing it because of their deep de- 

"I chose to direct this play be- 
cause the time period parallels 
the current U.S. economy," Arndt 
said. 'T think that the audience 
will really be able to relate to 
the characters struggles and the 
theme of the close of an era and 
beginning anew." 

Arndt's goal for the play was for 
the set design and costume design 
to evoke another era. Through 
these elements, the audience will 
get to know the characters on a 
personal level. 

They will see the comedic as- 
pect of the play, as well as feel for 
the characters as they go through 

very personal struggles. 

With a complete student cast, 
it took a great amount of time to 
transform actors who are in their 
late teens and early 20s into their 
characters whose ages vary from 
17 to 89 years old. 

"1 thought the drama depart- 
ment did an amazing job on the 
costumes. They transformed 
the actors into the characters so 
well that, at first, I couldn't tell 
who some of the actors were," se- 
nior Jessica Thompson said. "My 
roommate was stage manager, so 
I know how hard they worked 
and how much time and effort 
was put into it." 

Although most of Chekhov's 
work is classical, he is seen as the 
father of modern drama. He cre- 
ated a new style of acting that set 
up modern theatrical acting as 
well as on-screen acting. 

"We have directed other works 
from Chekhov in the past, but I 
have wanted to direct "The Cher- 
ry Orchard" for years," Arndt 

The theatre arts department 
tries to pick a variety of plays, 
from popular to modern to clas- 
sical, over a four-year period so 
that over the span of time it takes 
actors to get their degree, they 
will have experienced different 
genres of acting. 

Productions that have taken 
place in the past few years were 
"Pericles: Prince of Tyre," "The 
Learned Ladies," "Ohio" and 
"Maids of Honor." 

The play will continue to take 
place in the Preus-Brandt Forum 
this week on Thursday, Nov. 11, 
through Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 
p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 14, there 
will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Ad- 
mission is free with CLU I.D. or 
$10 otherwise. 

Persuasion: (Left) Jordan Stidham practices his businessman's charm on Etyse Sinklier, who plays a landowner. 
Tea time: (Right) Senior Ryan James was aged to play a manservant named Firs. 

Photos by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographer 
Friendship: Elyse Sinklier is greeted by Jordan Skinner as Karolina Keach looks on. 

Fantasy sports trend hooks students 

[FANTASY, from Page 5] 

Sometimes this can become a problem, es- 
pecially if students check their teams peri- 
odically throughout class or if employees use 
work time to manage their teams, according 

On the other hand, it helps a player develop 
intellectually when it comes to sports. 

Rather than team owners knowing only 
about their personal tavorite teams, it gets 
them to learn about players from all teams, said. 

It is not very common to find a women par- 
ticipating in this male-dominated world of 
fantasy sports. 

"If you're a girl who just rolls her eyes 
and leaves the room when it comes up, you 
should give it a shot because it's a lot more 
fun than you might think," Bode said. 

There are many fantasy websites dedicated 
to the love of the game targeted toward dif- 
ferent audiences. 

Some of the websites are free, while others 
have a buy-in with the winner at the end of 
the season receiving a cash prize., and are 
common websites to use for fantasy sports. 
There is also a lot of information on how the 
games are configured and which athletes are 
the best picks for an ideal fantasy team. 

To learn more about how to create your own 
fantasy sports team 


Game plan: Baseball, along with bastketbalt, 
football, hockey and soccer, is a popular fantasy 

Photo courtesy of sj 

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Famed voice-over actor to teach spring class at CLU 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

"If God wanted to make a 
speech, Lee Marshall would get 
the call," Hall of Fame Baseball 
Manager Tommy Lasorda said. 

This coming spring semester, 
California Lutheran University 
will offer a voice development 
class taught by Lee Marshall. 

Marshall is a well-respected 
voice-over actor who has played 
a big role in the radio industry. 

His distinctive voice can be 
heard on TV and radio commer- 
cials as well as in movies, televi- 
sion shows and movie trailers. 

The most notable advertise- 
ment that Marshall is part of 
is Frosted 
VV Flakes, where 

If God he was the 

wanted voice of Tony 

to make a the Tiger. 
speech, Lee In line with 
Marshall CLU's goal to 

would get continue ex- 
the call." panding ra- 

dio offerings, 
Tommy Lasorda this class will 
Hall of Fame definitely give 
Baseball many stu- 

Manager dents inter- 

■—^^^— ^— ested in radio 
and broadcasting a major boost. 
CLU's theater program is also 
excited about this new class as 
it can give theater students a leg 
up in their voice development 
Marshall was inducted into the 

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Lee Marshall: "Someone has to be Sponge Bob and Tony the Tiger; people 
have to be willing to step out of their bodies." 

Radio Division of The Rock and 
Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 for his 
success as a programmer and 
on-air personality. 

He currently teaches The Ra- 
dio Industry, a communication 
selected topic class at CLU. With 
the expansion of the radio pro- 
gram, CLU will now be lucky 

dents in the communication de- 

Since the construction of 
the KCLU Broadcast Center is 
scheduled to be finished this 
spring, students will soon have 
the access to two student labs as 
well as a professional lab. The 
KCLU studio will allow a broad- 
er development of the content 
that the station currently offers. 

"I think it would be helpful," 
communication professor Jean 
Sandlin said of the new class of- 

enough to have an additional 
class taught by this talented 
voice of radio. 

"I think its going to be a terrif- 
ic class," said Dr. Beverly Kelley, 
a professor of CLU's communi- 
cation department. 

Kelley thinks this class will 
prove to be beneficial to all stu- 

fering. "Anytime you're talking 
about broadcasting (voice de- 
velopment] is important." 

The class taught by Marshall is 
listed as Communication 282 in 
the catalog and will be offered 
on Tuesday and Thursday, from 
noon to 1:50 p.m. 

With so many students inter- 
ested in broadcasting and radio 
at CLU, this new class will defi- 
nitely bring a new experience 
for those in the communication 

Fun facts: Lee Marshall 

&■ Started his entertainment career young. He appeared on "Kid's 
Say the Darndest Things" and was a finalist to be a "Mouseketeer" 
in the Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 8. 

* Had four years of radio experience by the time he was 18. 

> Worked at a popular Top 40 radio station in San Diego, KCBQ. 

> Hosted "Dodger Talk" on the Dodgers Radio Network. 

> Was also involved in the creation and programming of the ABC 
Talk Radio Network. 

s> Has been doing play-by-play for professional organizations since 
1968 because of his knowledge of wrestling and his broadcast 

> Was inducted into the Radio Division of the Rock and Roll Hall 
of Fame in 1997. 

> "If you're not having fun on the radio, then you're not doing it 


What's up, Student Life? 

Keep an eye on the events happening on campus this week. 

From now through Nov. 14, out the 
National College Health Assessment to get a 
$5 giftcard to the CLU Bookstore. 
Go to and click on 
Alternative Break Trips to learn more about 
the Going Coastal service trip to Louisiana in 
January and the Alternative Spring Break to 
El Salvador in March. 
On Thursday, Nov. 11, Dr Nancy Martin 
from Chapman University will deliver a 
presentation titled "Holiness and the Pursuit 
of Justice." This speech on world religions 
begins at 6 p.m. in the Roth Nelson room. 

On Friday, Nov. 12, bring a T-shirt in good 
condition to Buth Park from noon to 2 p.m. 
You can exchange this for a Purple Storm 
shirt to wear to the last football game in Mt. 
Clef Stadium. 

On Friday, Nov. 12, a self-defense class will 
be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. in the GSFC 
Dance Studio. E-mail or to sign up. 
On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Turkey Triathlon 
will take place at 10 a.m. in the GSFC. Sign 
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Election results in: no marijuana but lots of Republicans 


Election season culminated on 
Nov. 2, when citizens raced to the 
polls and made their voices heard, 

Results of the nationwide 
election included Republicans 
gaining control of the House of 
Representatives and California's 
Proposition 19 failing. 

In a historic event, the 
Republican Party collected more 
than 40 seats and have led many 
to believe that the power may be 

While the Republican Party 
made a significant win, most of 
my friends and family were more 
interested in Proposition 19 on 
election day. 

Proposition 19 was one of the 
most controversial propositions 
on the ballot, which, if passed, 
would have legalized marijuana 
and seemingly benefited 

the economy and the local 

Even though 1 did not vote in 

this year's election, don't hold 
it against me, I did not support 
Proposition 19. 

My friends, being of the 
younger generation, did not 
understand why I did not support 
a proposition that would legalize 

According to NBC 4 news, my 
friends were not the only people 
interested in the proposition, as 
"one out of 10 voters came out to 
specifically vote on Proposition 

I sadly was not one of them; 
I don't doubl you are asking 
yourself why I would write an 
article on something that I did 
not vote for. If I did not have an 
opinion then, why would I have 
one now? 

I chose to write this article based 
on the discussion Proposition 19 
has created. Although Prop. 19 
didn't inspire me to go out and 
vote, it did spark my interest to 
write my feelings about it. 

I believe that there are benefits 
in legalizing marijuana, such 
as helping people who need it 
for medical purposes as well as 
helping California's economy. 

I do, however, see the possible 
repercussions of legalizing 

marijuana as well. 

Many people that I have talked 
to feel the same way I do; they 
don't take a strong stance on it 
either way, but I have also talked 
to other people that have specific 
views on the proposition. 

There are many people for 
and against Proposition 19. 
Many people who want to see 
it get passed believe that it will 
help California's economy and 
minimize the crime rate. 

"I am for Proposition 19; I think 
it is a smart and logical thing to 
do," senior Jake Moranis said. 
"By legalizing marijuana, which 
is one of California's biggest cash 
crops, we can help stabilize our 
economy By taxing marijuana 
like tobacco, California can get 
back on the right track." 

However, not everyone feels the 
same as Moranis, since Propositon 
19 did not pass. 

As I sat and watched the 
election results come in, I thought 
to myself, "Voting is part of the 
American dream; it is a privilege." 
I know that I should have probably 
taken the time to research more 
about each candidate along with 
the propositions, but I can not 
take that back now. 

Immigration policy may be right 

Earlier this year, governor of 
Arizona Ian Brewer signed a new 
bill on immigration into law in 

However, before the bill was 
signed, protests had already 
started. Even President Obama 
was against the bill from the start. 

'Ihe aim ot this bill is to identify, 
then prosecute and deport, any 
and all illegal immigrants within 
Arizona's borders by requiring all 
legal immigrants to carry their 
registration documents at all 

Before Brewer signed the bill, 
President Obama put out a 
statement saying that this bill 
will "undermine basic notions 
of fairness that we cherish 
as Americans, as well as the 
trust between police and our 
communities that is so crucial to 
keeping us safe." 

I have to say that I completely 
disagree with this statement, 
in that we, as Americans, are 
undermining the fairness that 
we cherish. At a time when our 
economy is at a low, the last thing 
America needs is to allow illegal 
immigrants to come in when they 
are being offered jobs, although 
often at lower pay, and taking 

the positions away from legal 

"Arizona is the first state to 
demand that immigrants meet 
federal requirements to carry 
identity documents legitimizing 
their presence on American soil," 
according to the New York Times. 

This seems completely logical 
and fair. If you are not a citizen, 
and you do not have papers, a 
passport or documents stating 
that you are allowed to be in this 
country, then you should not 
be here until you have proper 


f my family came here 
legally, so can others. 

With the new bill being passed, 
Mexico Foreign Ministry said in 
a statement that it was worried 
about the rights of its citizens and 
relations with Arizona, according 
to the New York Times. 

I find this to be a rather odd 
statement put out by Mexico's 
Foreign Ministry. They said that 
they are concerned about the 
rights of their citizens because of 
this bill. However, if you are not a 
legal citizen of America, then you 
should not have any rights at all 
in America. 

People are also worried about 
how this bill will affect the 
Hispanic community and law 
enforcement. Many people seem 
to be upset that this will only 
create racial profiling against 


However, Gov. Brewer says 
that racial profiling will not 
be tolerated and that all law 
enforcement will be trained. 
"We have to trust our law 
enforcement," Brewer said. 

I understand that people are 
concerned about racial profiling, 
especially against Hispanics. 
Although I do not agree with 
racial profiling, the Hispanic 
community has to understand 
that that problem of illegal 
immigrants in Arizona is with 
Hispanic immigrants. 

Ihe last thing I would want is 
for people to not understand my 
opinion on this issue. More than 
half of my family is Hispanic, 
including two half brothers. 
However, my entire family, with 
my generation being the first born 
in America, came here legally. 
They all have become citizens, or 
have green cards. 

If my family came here legally, 
so can others. 

I feel that this law is something 
that we have been having a 
problem with for some time and 
that people would like for anyone 
to be welcomed into America so 
that they have an opportunity for 
a different lifestyle. 

However, allowing this to 
happen without legally going 
about it has major repercussions 
on our economy that is in a 
devastated state as it is. 

What America needs is for our 
legal citizens to have first priority. 

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OPINION - Page 9 

Frustrations with the Business Office 


CLU's Business Office: the 
number one reason why 
California Lutheran Univertsity 
students are constantly stressed. 

Sometimes I feel like the 
Business Office is always pulling 
numbers out randomly. This isn't 
the lottery; if you are going to pull 
out numbers, you better have an 
explanation as to why I owe the 
school that much money. 

I'm pretty sure most of us 
students have had confrontations 
with the people at the Business 
Office at one time or another. 

First, let me just say, 1 respect 
them for keeping their cool 
because I would hate to work in 
an environment where students 
are frustrated and asking 101 
questions as to why they are 
somehow always getting screwed 

On the other hand, I must say, 
the Business Office is unorganized 
and does not try to work with you 

What happened to CLU being 
a private university, where they 
care about you as an individual 
and you're not just another 

But then again, it is called the 
Business Office for a reason; it is 
all about business, and everybody 
is just doing their jobs. 

They couldn't care less if you 
aren't allowed to register for 
classes, they are definitely not 
joking when they say they will 
drop you from your classes if 
you have a hold on your account 
and they will go as far as to 
send eviction notices to your 
dorm room like they did at the 
beginning of the school year. 

I definitely have not forgotten 
about the $95 contract fee they 
tried to sneak on us over the 
summer for a contract many of 
us students didn't even get in the 

But of course they didn't listen 
to me when 1 told them 1 didn't 
get the contract in the mail; 
thankfully, they felt quite foolish 
when they were overwhelmed by 
all the phone calls and e-mails 
from students refusing to pay for 
something they were not aware 

No worries, CLU. We all make 
mistakes; I just hope it doesn't 
take you that long to realize it the 
next time you make another one. 

CLU is a great school 
academically; there are plenty 
of opportunities here, but 
sometimes I question whether it's 
worth the stress financially. 

CLU totally switched up its 
financial system in less than one 
year, but you can't really blame 
it; I understand there is only so 
much administrators can do, and 
so much they have control over. 

Our MyCLU Portal should 
have an alert system that alerts 
us about how much money the 
Business Office believes we owe 
ahead of time, instead of just the 
monthly e-mails. 

But of course that won't happen. 
Why wouldn't they want to 
make things easier and more 
convenient for us students? 

Students are occupied with their 
academics and don't realize how 
much interest has been added 
on top of what we owe already. 
We are left with our accounts put 
on hold, unable to register for 
classes, and even less money in 
our pockets than most of us don't 
even have to begin with. 

Not every student has parents 
that take care of everything for 
them, and not every student can 
get scholarships and financial 
help so easily. 

I am aware that almost everyone 
that attends CLU is on some 
sort of academic scholarship, 
and it would be more helpful 

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Its not easy trying to find 
scholarships online, such as 
through "Fastweb", considering 
students from all over California 
are trying to apply for those same 

I am just sick and tired of the 
Business Office pushing my 
buttons and constantly trying to 
take away my money, which the 
personel can't even justify on the 
spot when I ask them where the 
numbers came from. 

You may say that I am just bitter 
because of my past experiences 
with the Business Office, and 
to tell you the truth, of course 1 
am. But, from what I hear, many 
students are feeling the same way. 

The Business Office will most 
likely make the argument that 
we need to be more financially 
responsible. Trust me, we're 
trying to be, but it is definitely not 
making it any easier when we are 
rushed to come up with money 
we are clearly struggling to get. 

With that said, ! wonder if CLU 
will ever stop being so money 
hungry; most likely not. 

Obesity weighed down 

A "Marie Claire" 
blog discriminates 
and pokes fun at 
obese people 

On Monday, Oct. 25, "Marie 
Claire" blogger Maura Kelly 
posted an article titled, "Should 
'Fatties' Get a Room? (Even on 

In her blog, she targets CBS* 
newest television show "Mike and 

The show features two love birds 
by the names of Mike and Molly 
that are pursuing a romantic 
relationship with one another. 

However, instead of writing 
about the premise of the sitcom, 
Kelly chose to blog about the 
weight of the characters. 

"Yes, I think I'd be grossed out 
if I had to watch two characters 
with rolls and rolls of fat kissing 
each other.. .because I'd be grossed 
out if I had to watch them 
doing anything. To be brutally 
honest, even in real life, I find it 
aesthetically displeasing to watch 
a very, very fat person simply 
walk across a room," Kelly said. 

The insensitivity she displays on 
her blog is simply shocking and 

An unnamed "Marie Claire," 
editor suggested that Kelly write 
about this topic. 

She said, "Do you really think 
people feel uncomfortable when 
they see overweight people 
making out on television?" 

Who are these people? 

With shows like "Jersey Shore," 
"Rock of Love" and "Tool 
Academy," one would think that 
a simple show poking fun at 

relationships would be somewhat 
of a nice change to the garbage 
presented on TV lately. 

Hven more hurtful is that Kelly 
passes judgment on the actors 
within the show and not so much 
the series itself. 

"What that girl said makes me 
appalled that someone could 
actually say things like that and be 
so judgmental," freshman Nancy 
La said. 

La is not alone is her disgust; over 
3,522 people have commented 
on Kelly's blog to display their 

"I can't believe that this was 
even posted. I love Marie Claire, 
and this makes me want to stop 
supporting their magazine," La 

As a result of the negative 
reviews, Kelly updated the site 
with an apology. 

She posted: "I would really like 
to apologize for the insensitive 
£•" things I've 

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I must say, I am happy that she 
was able to recognize the hurt that 
she may have caused others with 
this post. 

Sadly, this issue is deeper than a 
simple blog, and she took her own 
weight complexes out on others. 

Kelly goes on to say, "One of 
my friends mentioned that my 
extreme reaction might have 
grown out of my own body issues, 
my history as an anorexic and my 
life-long obsession with being 

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November 10,2010 


Kingsmen tame Panthers, earn postseason berth 

Photo by Brad Yajima-Staff Photographer 

Completion: Carlton Richard (No. I) dives for the ball 


aron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The CLU Kingsmen were 
dominant on both sides of the ball 
as they defeated the Chapman 
University Panthers 27-6 at Mt. 
Clef Stadium. 

With the victory, California 
Lutheran University football has 
now claimed at least a share of 
the conference title and has an 
automatic bid into the postseason 
for the second consecutive year. 

Going into the game, CLU knew 
they had their work cut out for 
them since the Panthers knocked 
off conference rival Occidental 
last weekend. 

"Chapman is scary because they 
came into the game on a roll, 

having won three straight games 
over SCIAC competition," head 
coach Ben McEnroe said. "We 
knew that if we played to the best 
of our abilities, with great passion, 
speed and tenacity, that will be 
good enough to win most games." 

'[he Kingsmen found themselves 
trailing after the first quarter by a 
score of 3-0, but they found their 
rhythm in the second quarter. 

After tying the score with a field 
goal by kicker Jackson Damron, 
wide receiver Eric Rogers made 
one of his two touchdown 
receptions for the game putting 
the Kingsmen up at halftime 10-3. 

CLU added on to the lead early 
in the second half, thanks to 
another field goal by Damron. 
Chapman responded on the 

ensuing drive with another field 
goal by the Panthers' Mauricio 
Alfonso, but those would be the 
last points the Panthers put on the 

"Chapman has some good 
weapons on offense," junior 
linemen Sean Post said. "Our 
coaches did a great job of 
prepping us for that, and we were 
able to contain them." 

The CLU offense picked up in the 
fourth quarter, with quarterback 
Jake Laudenslayer finding Rogers 
again in the end zone with a six- 
yard pass. 

Laudenslayer finished the 
game with 132 yards and two 
touchdowns, while CLU running 
back Deme'Trek Chambers 
continued to lead the SCIAC in 
touchdowns as he ran for his 
conference-leading 12 th score and 
finished the game with 104 yards 
on 18 carries and a touchdown. 

For the CLU defense, defensive 
back Broc Galbreth had his 
second interception of the season, 
and linebacker Loren Powers had 
a team high with nine tackles. 

Defensive end Jeff Miller added 
a sack, and linebacker Jordan 
Barta was credited for a half sack, 
bringing their season totals to 
four and nine, respectively. 

CLU has already clinched a 
share of the conference title and 
an automatic bid into the NCAA 
playoffs. Regardless, CLU's 
regular season finale at home 
next Saturday, Nov. 13, against 
conference rival Occidental is 
still an important game for the 

"This is the last game ever at Mt. 
Clef Stadium, and that alone is a 
huge motivational factor along 
with the SCIAC championship," 
wide receiver Victor Lara said. 

Photo by Brad Yajima-S(w/f Photographe 

Touchdown: Deme'Trek Chambers (No. 3) cruises into the endzone. 

Photo by Brad \a\ima-Sttifi Photographe 
Quarterback: Jake Laudenslayer (No. 10) completes 18 of 23 passes. 

Covering all The Bases: 

Recruitment requires team effort to ensure players belong at CLU 

Par rone 

College coaches, not only here 
at CLU but across the country, 
have seemingly endless jobs, 
planning strategies, running 
practice, scouting opponents and 
evaluating talent. 

But perhaps the most important 
and overlooked job of a coach is 
an evaluator of character, one who 
molds young men and women 
into successful, positive members 
of society. Most coaches probably 
value this part of their jobs above 
all others, and they receive a good 
amount of praise for this work- 
So should coaches also shoulder 
the blame for the mistakes their 
athletes make too? 

With the recent arrest and 
subsequent suspension of wide 
receiver Clinton Panton Jr., head 
coach Ben McEnroe is facing 
some of those questions. Panton 
had previously been convicted 
of felony drug charges before 
coming to CLU, and some have 
questioned why McEnroe brought 
him into the program in the first 

However, McEnroe says he 
had no knowledge of Panton's 
checkered past prior to these new 
charges. According to McEnroe, 
due to the volume of recruits that 
he works with, he does not have 
the resources to run background 
checks on all players, instead 
relying on face time with players 
and recommendations from 
previous coaches. It's possible 
no red flags were raised during 
Panton's recruitment. 

And its not like he's making an 

excuse for one of his star players, 
Lying about someone who barely 
even played wouldn't make sense 
anyways. Given his track record, I 
think we can give Coach Mac the 
benefit of the doubt on this one. 

Going forward, McEnroe 
plans to ensure that exceptional 
character is what his program is 
known for. 

"Character issues and 

development are an area of focus 
for us in our student-athlete's lives 
and in recruiting" he said. "That 
won't change. If anything, we will 
focus more on that area. 1 ' 

Ihese events also bring into 
focus the relationship between 
coaches and the admissions 
office. They are the ones who are 
ultimately in charge of who gets 
in to CLU And that standard is 
the same for everyone across the 
board, whether you're an athlete 
or not. 

'Athletes receive the same 
consideration as all applicants 
for admission," vice president for 
Enrollment Management Matt 
Ward said. "The fact that a student 
plans to participate in Division III 
intercollegiate athletics does not 
influence the scrutiny given to her 
or his application." 

This means that Panton didn't 
receive any special consideration 
to get into CLU. And since I highly 
doubt the admissions office would 
hide his criminal record from the 
football staff, it's more than likely 
that his track record wasn't known 
by any administrators on campus. 
According to Ward, criminal 
investigations are only part of 
the admission process under 
"extreme circumstances." and 
apparently Panton's application 
was ordinary enough for his past 
to slip through the cracks. 

The best way to prevent this type 

of embarrassment for the school 
is a close working relationship 
between all coaching staffs 
and admissions to ensure that 
prospective athletes brought into 
CLU meet the standards by which 
all of us are judged and that any 
and all relevant information is 
made available to the people that 
need it. 

McEnroe says that he and his 
staff work very well with the 
admissions office, and Ward 
agrees that the relationship 
between the two sides is a 
successful one. 

"The Admission Office has a 
close working relationship with 
coach McEnroe and all of the 
CLU coaches" Ward said. "Our 
success in recruiting successful 
scholar athletes is due in large 
part to the regular exchange of 
information between admission 
counselors and coaches." 

November 10, 2010 

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SPORTS -Page- 11 

Regals soccer feel Bulldogs' bite in tournament upset 

Pholos by Daiiika liriggs-Sfii/T Photogrtiphe 

Competition: Sincad Vaughan (No. 12) is determined to win the loose ball against Redlands Meghan King. 


hris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

The No. 1 seeded CLU women's 
soccer team was upset by the 
University of Redlands in a 2-0 
contest in its SCIAC Tournament 
semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. 

In the first SCIAC Tournament 
hosted at California Lutheran 
University, the Regals suffered 
their only home loss of the season 
just four days after clinching the 
SCIAC championship and earning 
the No. 1 seed in the conference 

The Bulldogs ended the 

speculation of a CLU/Occidental 
championship game by scoring 
both goals as the product of goal- 
mouth scrambles in front of the net. 

Senior Bulldogs defender Chelsea 
Hafley scored the first goal in 
the 1 7' 1 ' minute, while junior 
midfielder Fiona Connolly added 
an insurance goal in the 56' 1 ' minute 
that preserved the victory for the 
visitors. CLU outshot Redlands by 
a slim margin of 10-9, but could not 
capitalize on its chances in a tough, 
defensive -minded match in front of 
a rowdy home crowd of over 300 

"It was an exciting atmosphere," 

junior midfielder Sincad Vaughan 
said. "Lots of people were there 
to support us: family, friends and 
different teams from CLU. We felt 
like the whole school was behind 
us. It was exciting to be doing 
something for the first time for our 
school, but it was disappointing 
to let everyone who was there 
supporting us down." 

CLU's best opportunity came in 
the first half when it was rewarded 
an indirect kick just outside 
the 18-yard box after Redlands' 
keeper Rachel Foreman picked up 
a pass that was made by her own 
teammate. The Regals were unable 

to capitalize on the mistake, while 
the Bulldogs made the most of their 
opportunities, which proved to be 
the difference in the match. 

"I don't think we were 
overconfident going into the 
game. I just think it came down 
to Redlands out working us and 
playing like they wanted it more 
than us," senior forward Brittany 
Clark said. "We knew it was going 
to be a really hard game to play 
because its really tough to beat a 
team three times in one season, 
and sadly tliis time it didn't go in 
our favor. We just have to pick our 
heads up, learn from it and hope 
our hard work this season will get 
us to the next level we want to be 

Saturday's championship game 
will feature No. 4 Redlands against 
No. 2 Occidental, with the winner 
earning an automatic berth into the 
NCAA Division III Tournament. 
As for CLU, they will now have to 
wait and hope that its 18-2-1 record 
and SCIAC crown is enough to 
earn them am at-large bid into the 

"We are very hopeful to receive an 
at-large bid to the NCAA playoffs," 
Clark said. "We are hoping that 
our record, hard work this season 
and the wins we had against some 
good teams are enough to get us 

Vaughan is confident in the teams 
ability to achieve success if given 
a chance to compete in NCAA 

"Our coaches seem fairly 
confident that we will get in, 
but you never know what could 
happen," Vaughan said. "We are 
still training in hope that we will 
get in. If we do get in, I feel like this 
loss is huge motivation for us to 
show everyone that we are better 

than we were against Redlands and 
that we deserve to be in the Nt ^A A 

Heads up: Brittany Clark (No. 19) 
gets her head in tliegame by 
winning a loose ball. 

Regals get reprieve 

At Echo press time, on 
Monday, Nov. 8, the NCAA 
released news that the CLU 
women's soccer team was 
one of 63 teams to qualify for 
the 2010 NCAA Division III 
Championship Tournament. 
CLU will host the second 
round match on Saturday, 
Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. and will play 
either Chapman University or 
University of Redlands. 

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Regals volleyball earns SCIAC championship title 

Photo by Brad Yajima- Staff Photographe 

Set: Jackie Russel (No. 1) sets the ball for an easy kill 


laire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU volleyball team 
officially became SCIAC 
champions and are guaranteed 
a spot at the NCAA Regionals 
tournament after they competed 
on Friday, Nov. 5, against 
Pomona-Pitzer in the semifinals 
and La Verne on Saturday, Nov. 6, 
for the championship game. 

California Lutheran University 
hosted the SCIAC tournament 
this past weekend with Pomona, 
La Verne and Occidental all ready 
to compete for the semifinal and 
final games of SCIAC. 

The Regals won Friday against 
Pomona in four games. The 
Sagehens started off the match 
with a strong offense and won the 
first game. 

The Regals struggled with ball 
control in the first game and the 
beginning of the second, but they 

found their usual high-energy 
game in the middle of the second. 

Ihe Regals won the second, 
third and fourth games to take 
the match. 

After winning the semifinals 
on Friday, the Regals played for 
the championship on Saturday 
against La Verne, one of their 
biggest competitors. 

The match started off with 
both teams neck and neck until 
the Regals started to pull away 
with multiple kills from seniors 
Allison Kerr, Megan Thorpe, Erin 
Exline, junior Casy McWhirk and 
sophomore Rachel Smith. 

La Verne took a time out with 
the score 23-20, the Regals in the 
lead. The Leopards came up short 
as CLU won the first game 25- 
20, with two back-to-back points 
from the Regals. 

CLU started off quick in the 
second game, leading the game 
with the Leopards close behind. 

Photo by Brad Yajir 

Spike: Allison Kerr (No. 21) goes for the game kill 

i-Staff Photographer 

The Regals pushed ahead and the 
Leopards could not catch up. 

With the score 24-17 and CLU 
only one point from winning the 
second game, La Verne gained 
some points, trying to stay close,, 
but they soon fell back as they 

served out of bounds to end the 
second game 25-19. 

The Regals took the third game, 
while keeping a big lead, making 
the final score 25-19. The Regals 
won the match and the SCIAC 
championship in three games 

against the La Verne Leopards. 

"It is a great feeling to win," Kerr 
said after the game on Saturday. 
"We have been working hard for 
this all year." 

The game had notable 
performances from sophomores 
Smith and Jackie Russell, juniors 
McWhirk and Jacki Richards, 
and seniors Thorpe, Exlin and 
Kerr, who broke the record with 
1,155 kills. 

"Our team chemistry is what 
makes us stand out from other 
teams. We play for each other, 
not ourselves" co-captain Thorpe 
said. " I am so glad I get to enjoy 
this with this specific group." 

The CLU Regals are now 
officially SCIAC champions and 
will continue on into Regionals, 
scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at 
Emory University in Atlanta. 

"We won because of them," 
head coach Kellee Roesel said. 
"They get out there and do the 
hard work. This team is very 
well rounded; they have great 
leadership, and all 18 of them 
come to practice and games and 
are ultra competitive. There was 
no doubt in my mind from day 
one with this team." 

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Baseball legend 'Sparky' Anderson 
passes away at Thousand Oaks home 

Photo courtesy of University Relations 

Opening Day: Anderson spoke at the inaugural game on the "Sparky" 
Anderson Field. 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

Former Major League Baseball 
manager and CLU community 
member George 'Sparky' 
Anderson passed away at age 76. 

He passed early Thursday 
morning in his Thousand Oaks 
home from complications of 

Anderson was a faithful 
supporter of California Lutheran 
University, specifically the 
baseball program. 

The CLU baseball stadium is 
named after him, and he threw 
out the first pitch at the opening 
of the George 'Sparky' Anderson 
Field in 2006. 

Anderson was very close 
friends with varsity baseball 
head coach Marty Slimak, and he 
liked to work with him and share 
his knowledge of the game with 
the Kingsmen. 

"Sparky benefited our baseball 
program just by his presence," 
Slimak said. "It was an honor 
to have somebody with that 
wisdom of the game to interact 
with the Cai Lu players. " 

The team enjoyed having 
Anderson come out to their 
practices and games, where he 

would stand with them in the 

Junior baseball player Spencer 
Trygg got to spend time on the 
field with Anderson during his 
freshman year. 

"He always had something 
to say about every situation in 
the game and how we could 
improve," Trygg said. "He would 
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everyone on the on the 

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up to him, 

he would 


listen and 

be willing to give you advice or 

just tell a story from his glory 


Senior baseball player Matt 

Martin felt very fortunate to 

have had the chance to get to 

know Anderson on a personal 


"The one thing that I remember 

when he came around is that he 

always made me smile and laugh; 

he was always making the people 

around him happy and making 

them feel like they were family," 

Spencer Trygg 

Martin said. "He is one of the 
greatest managers of the game 
and one of the most humble guys 
I have ever met." 

Anderson founded the 'Sparky' 
Anderson/CLU Baseball Golf 
Tournament, which is held 
locally to help raise money for 
the CLU baseball program. 

The golf tournament helped 
raise the funds to build the new 
baseball stadium at CLU and 
marked the beginning of the 
north campus project. 

Aside from helping raise funds 
at CLU, Anderson founded 
the Caring Athletes Team for 
Children's and Henry Ford 
Hospital in Detroit. 

According to, 
between 1987-2005, CATCH 
issued grants of over $2.3 million 
to assist needy pediatric patients 
and built an endowment of more 
than $5 million. 

Anderson is most famously 
known for being one of the most 
successful managers in Major 
League Baseball. 

He led the Cincinnati Reds of 
the National League to the World 
Series in 1975 and 1976 and in 
1984 he led the Detroit Tigers to 
the World Series. 

[See SPARKY, Page 2] 

Panelists discuss careers 
at non-profit organizations 


atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

A panel of non-profit 
organization speakers met in the 
Roth Nelson room on Nov. 1 1 to 
discuss with students the pros and 
cons of working for a non-profit 

Students who were interested 
in this line of work joined 
in listening and asking the 
important questions about non- 
profit organizations. 

Everything from the rewards of 
the job to what skills one needs 
to get into this field of work were 
discussed by the panel. 

"I have a heart for giving and 
educating these people about 

issues in the community" said 
Kelli Lighthizer, director of 
Community Relations and Events. 

Lighthizer is an alumna of 
California Lutheran University. 

She graduated with a business 
marketing degree and went on to 
work at a public relations firm in 
San Diego. 

She is currently working at the 
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber 
of Commerce, where she is an 
event planner. 

"You have to network; your heart 
has to be there," Lighthizer said. 
"You have the opportunity to be 
contagious with your energy." 

A topic that was brought up by 

each panelist was the importance 

[See PANEL, Page 2] 

Pro surfer Andy Irons dies unexpectedly 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

The world has been shocked by 
the loss of a surfing icon. On Nov. 
3, three-time world champion 
surfer Andy Irons was found 
dead in his hotel room in Dallas 
while he was en route to his home 
in Kauai. 

When Irons failed to answer 
a wake up call, hotel workers 
entered his hotel room where 
they found him in bed. 

He was pronounced dead on 
the scene, according to Tarrant 
County medical examiners. 

According to the police report, 
bottles of Aprazolam, a generic 
brand of Xanax, and Zolpidem, 
a generic brand of Ambien, were 
found on a table near Irons' bed. 

Over the course of his career, 

the Hawaiian native was known 
for his aggressive yet fluid surfing 

He and his brother, Bruce, who 
was also a professional surfer, 
were immensely popular among 
fans and other competitive 

Irons was commended for his 
tremendous surfing career in 
2008 when he was inducted into 
the Surfing Walk of Fame in 
Huntington Beach, Calif. 

Junior water polo player at 
CLU, Tiffany Ly, as well as an 
avid surfer, says she was in a state 
of disbelief when she heard the 

"This is definitely a huge loss for 
the whole surfing community," 
Ly said. "Not only was Andy 
a phenomenal surfer, he was 
always having fun doing it, and 

you could tell by the way he rode. 
I still can't believe it." 

Medical examiner Nizam 
Peerwani said that Irons' death 
is being investigated as a possible 
methadone overdose, although 
there was no mention of it in the 
initial police report. 

The general reaction to the 
Irons' death among surfers at 
California Lutheran University is 
a state of shock and sadness. 

"Surfers, as a group, are pretty 
tight knit, so when we hear about 
one of our own passing away, it 
hurts because most of us have 
actually seen him surf," junior 
J.T. Duncan said. "His sudden 
death surprised the whole surfing 
community. It's just unfortunate." 

According to, Irons 

contracted an illness in Portugal 

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CLU players remember baseball 
legend George 'Sparky 9 Anderson 

[SPARKY, from Page 1) 

He was not only the first 
manager to win a World Series 
championship in both the 
American and National Leagues, 
but he was also the first manager 
to win 100 games in both leagues. 

He had 2,194 wins in his career, 
which is the sixth highest for 
a baseball manager in Major 
League history. 

Anderson was named American 
League Manager of the Year in 
1984 and 1987 and was inducted 
into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 

According to, there 
will no be funeral or memorial 
service at Anderson's request. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol, 
two sons and one daughter and 
nine grandchildren. 

His family has asked that 
contributions are donated to any 
charity on behalf of Anderson, or 
to CATCH, according to detnews. 


"He was a very special person 
to anyone that he came in contact 
with," Slimak said. 

CLU President Chris Kimball 
released a statement on the day of 
Andersons death. 

"I am so saddened to hear of 
Sparky's passing. He was a great 
man whose accomplishments 
didn't end at the ballpark gate. 
He was a gracious, genuine 
and positive person who never 
hesitated to step up to the plate to 
help anyone," Kimball said. 

Anderson also spent time with 
the players in the dugout. 

"We will miss seeing him walk 
through campus and giving 
advice to our players in the 
dugout, but he will always be 
remembered here. He has been 
a tremendous supporter of CLU 
for the last three decades, setting 
a wonderful example of how we 
should all serve others." 

Kik application spreads across campus 


ourtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

A new trend is hitting iPhones 
everywhere. While Blackberries 
have the instant messaging 
application known as BBM, 
iPhones now have Kik messenger. 

Kik is an application for texting 
in which the sender can see when 
their message was delivered and 
read by the receiver. 

"By making Kik Messenger 
insanely fast and by showing when 
a message has been sent, delivered 
and read, texting with Kik feels 
like a face-to-face conversation," 
according to the Kik website. 

It's a faster way of texting, but 
will the new trend catch on? 

"It would be cool to see my 
text be delivered, but it's not 
necessary," senior Danielle Harms 

The application is setup to go 
through your address book and 
search for those people you might 

want to chat with with Kik. 

"Randomly, people you may 
know will pop up in your contacts, 
and you have the opportunity to 
officially add them to your list or 
not," senior Stephany Ramos said. 

The way Kik is designed to 
search through your contacts is 
a reason why people are skeptical 
about the new application. 

"I find it a little creepy," senior 
Bridgette Hariot said. 

Another feature of Kik is that it 
won't waste the phone's battery. 

It's specially designed to store 
all the data on its servers, so 
everything happens between the 
Kik server and the phones screen. 

Nothing is flowing from 
device to device, according to 

Kik is available for Blackberries, 
iPhones, iPods and Androids, so 
every smart phone can now be 

Kik is still fairly new so many 
people don't even know about it 


However, in the past 18 days Kik 
messenger users have reached 1.5 
million, according to Thirdage. 

"It wouldn't make my texting 
more enjoyable at all. It is cool if 
it makes iPhones and Blackberries 
more compatible with each other 
for texting," Harms said. 

According to Harms, iPhones 
are already pretty similar to 
Blackberry Messenger with the 
way texting is set up with the 
bubbles and the continuing 

"A lot of people on Facebook 
have started updating their 
statuses about Kik, asking others 
to 'add them,'" Hariot said. This 
allows others to know who's using 
Kik and if they want to personally 
add them to their contact list. 

"I think when more and more 
people start finding out about it 
and using it, it will become more 
popular," Ramos said. 

Theater troupe will come on 
campus to help with shows 

Xavier Walton 
Staff Writer 

The Lit Moon Theatre Company 
will be devoting their time and 
effort over the next three weeks 
to CLU students in order to 
create a new, unique show. 

Accoring to CLU'S website, Lit 
Moon has produced 25 original 
shows, seven artistic residencies, 
with artists from six different 
European countries and 1 1 
international theater festivals, 
and featured 50 productions 
from 12 countries. 

The company will close its 20 1 
theatrical season by working 
with California Lutheran 
University theatre arts and art 

Their residency will begin Nov. 
20 and end on Dec. 1 1. 

"The unique fusion of space, 
material, student artists and 
student and professional 
performers makes this a unique 
and exhilarating project," said 
John Blondell, Lit Moon artistic 
director. "It will be an example 
of 'Total Theater,' which relies 
on atmosphere, music, visual 
impression, poetic association 
and physical performance." 

The company has been 
recognized as Santa Barbara's 
most innovative and ambitious 
company since their founding in 

According to the Lit Moon 
website, the company has 
won awards for its theatrical 
innovation, original music 
scores, costumes and masks, 
scenic and lighting design, 
acting, directing, production 
and choreography. 

According to Michael Pearce, 
art department chair and curator 

of the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art 
and Culture, this forthcoming 
show will be one of the best in 
school history. 

"It's going to be beautiful; a true 
celebration of winter," Pearce 
said. "There will be passages of 
lyrical beauty counter-pointed 
by silliness and chaos." 

Blondell will return from 
producing performances in 
Finland just in time to guide 
CLU on all aspects of its co- 

Students will be creating 
visual art inspired by "Carmina 
Gedelic," a collection of Gaelic 
hymns and poems. 

Blondell will be assisted by his 
wife, Victoria Finlayson, and 
composer James Connolly. 

Finlayson is a -12-year 
member of The Lit Moon 
Theatre Company and was a 
premier dancer in the Merce 
Cunningham Dance Company. 

Connolly has composed the 
company's music for 15 years. 

He is a highly sought after 
composer for dance, film and 

He has composed and 
performed 10 complete original 
musical pieces for Lit Moon. 

"I've been working on this 
project for four months," 
Connolly said. "This production 
is going to be full of singing and 
percussion, mixed with choral, 
ceremonial music." 

"Once, a Traveler..." will be 
performed at 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 
and 1 1 in the Kwan Fong Gallery 
of Art and Culture. 

It will also be performed at 
Trinity Episcopal Church at 7 
p.m. and 9 p.m. on Dec. 21. 

All performances are free and 
open to the public. 

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Trader Joe's CEO reveals 
his business secrets at CLU 

achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

John Shield, former chairman 
and CEO of Trader Joe's, shared 
his secrets of creating a successful 
business at the Corporate Leader 
Breakfast Series at the CLU 
campus on Nov. 9. 

"Last July I received a phone 
call from a lady from Fortune 
Magazine asking for an interview," 
Shields said. "I apologized to her 
because we don't talk to the press. 
The lady responded by saving she 
was going to do the story anyway 
and the article was published as 
the hottest and most secretive 
grocery store, Trader Joe's" 

Trader Joe's business savvy 
secret is to make consumers 
happy by creating the best value. 
££ With a 

There are Trader I° e ' s 
healthy so cIose t0 

options campus, it 

to choose is a poplar 
from, and ifs g r ° c e r Y 
inexpensive." store among 

Alyssa Harris "Whenever 

Senior l S° into the 

store, there 
is always 

something new I want to try," 
junior Julea Juarez said. "I love 
their tortellini pasta, naan 
bread, frozen fish and their juice 

Prior to becoming the Trader 
Joe's CEO in 1988, Shields and 
former business partner, Joe 
Coulombe, both received a degree 
from Stanford University and 
were looking to start a business. 

After working on business plans 
for Macy's and Mervyn's retail 
stores, Coulombe retired for all 
of five weeks and started his own 
original store, a pronto market 
similar to 7-Eleven, in 1958. 

Coulombe had a conversation 
with Shields when he was on 
the verge of selling his company, 
declaring that the company 
could no longer grow because it 
already had great locations, great 
profit, great employees and great 

"I looked at the business plan 
and disagreed with him; I told 
him I think you can grow more 
but not the way you're running it. 
A year later I was CEO until 2001, 

and Joe retired the year after I was 
hired," Shields said. 

After Shields was named CEO, 
with the help of successful 
German businessman Theo 
Albrecht, he used a different and 
more successful approach to 
running the company. 

"First, we are going to be an 
ethical company. We are going to 
be a chain of local grocery stores; 
we will treat our employees with 
exceptional respect, so they will 
treat our customers exceptionally," 
he said. 

German brothers Theo and Karl 
Albrecht successfully founded the 
Aldi grocery store chain in 1948. 

Trader Joe's used its 
entrepreneurship to help start its 
chain in the U.S. 

"When I first started as the 
CEO, I called Theo and left him 
a message saying, Are you all 
dead over there?' The next day I 
received a call and he asked me, 
'what's wrong,'" Shields said. "I 
told him 'nothing' and he asked 
why I had called. I quickly learned 
that if everything was going well, 
they weren't worried." 

Trader Joe's currently has a 4 
percent turn over rate per year. 

The company currently makes a 
15.4 percent gross income. 

There is no public net-worth of 
the company available, but it is 
estimated by analysts to be worth 
$8 billion. 

"I shop there and I like it because 
it's very unique," senior Alyssa 
Harris said. "There are healthy 
options to choose from, and it is 

While still keeping their prices 
low, the company is able to 
have some of the highest paid 
employees in the grocery store 

"If we have happy employees, 
then we have happy customers. 
Every CEO needs to get out 
of their office and talk to their 
customers and employees. I was 
in my store at least two times a 
week," Shields said. 

Trader Joe's continues to be one 
of the leading companies in the 
nation with 349 stores, with over 
half of them located in California. 

Consumer Reports ranked 
Trader Joe's the second best 
supermarket in the nation, after 
the Wegmans grocery store chain. 

CLU students shocked 
about pro surfer's death 

[SURF, from Page 1] 

in October. 

He was flying back to his home 
in Kauai from Puerto Rico, where 
he withdrew from a competition 
due to illness. 

He had reportedly been 
diagnosed with dengue fever, 
which at this time is also being 
investigated as a possible cause of 
Irons' death. 

No trauma or foul play has been 
suspected in this case. 

An official cause of Irons' death 
has not yet been released. 

"It's just tragic. I mean his wife 
is pregnant, and now that kid has 
to grow up without a dad," junior 
Matt Allen said. "Hopefully this 
tragedy will raise awareness 
about the dangers of messing 
with prescription drugs." 

Irons was a surfing world 
champion for three years in a 
row, winning in 2002, 2003 and 

He and his wife, Lyndie, were 
expecting their first child next 

He died at the age of 32. 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographer 

Non-Profit: Rachel Kaloian of the Red Cross speaks with students about internships and job opportunities. 

Students gain knowledge from panelists 

[PANEL, from Page 1] 

of interns, noting that they are 

vital assets to the team. 

She told the audience how much 
each company relies on interns to 
get certain tasks done. 

"I want someone who is going 
to take initiative and take the job 
beyond what I asked for," said 
Moriah Harris -Rodger, executive 
director of The Fender Music 

Harris -Rodger, alumna of CLU, 
majored in communication with 
a concentration in journalism. 

She also spoke about the 
importance of internships and 
said interns have a lot more power 
than some may have originally 

They have a lot of new skills 

that can be of good use to the 

"You have a lot of opportunities 
to gain experience," said Mira 
Cohen, director of Education at 
the Ronald Reagan Presidential 
Library and Museum. "You may 
bring something to the table that 
you don't even realize." 

The differences between non- 
profit organizations and for-profit 
organizations were also brought 
up in the discussion. 

A person needs to have passion 
and want to help the organization. 

"Unfortunately, the commitment 
is different than a paid job; 
this is my choice, my passion" 
said Melinda Crown, program 
director of Girls in Power and 
Philanthropic Event Planning. 

"The most difficult thing is finding 
committed volunteers." 

There are some downfalls when 
a job is non-profit. Volunteers are 
hard to come by because it isn't a 
paid position and they will back- 
out at the last minute. 

For interns, non-profits are a 
good way to gain experience in 
the outside world. 

Lighthizer, who worked to 
plan orientation for incoming 
students at CLU, had found that 
her resumes held no real outside 
work, which was very important 
to her employers. 

After, students were able to talk 
with the panel member's one on 
one, where they were able to give 
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Student Union Building 
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5 p.m. Pavillion 
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9:1 1 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 

• Career Services Workshop: Resume 


8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum 
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Science Behind Crime Scene 


7:30 p.m. Baxter Biosciences 

0> • Wind Ensemble Concert 

8 p.m. Samuelson Chapel 
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8 p.m. Paciugo Gelato in the Oaks Mall 







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Speaker's past drives home alcohol-awareness message 

Adam Ritz 
the destructivity 
of drunken 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

Over 100 CLU student athletes 
came together in the Gilbert 
Sports and Fitness Center Arena 
on Nov. 8 to hear the resounding 
message of speaker Adam Ritz. 

Ritz opened up the discus- 
sion with a warm welcome and 
a booming smile as he asked the 
audience, "Are you invincible?" 

Ritz thought he was invincible 
one late night in December of 
2003 when he made a drunken 
decision that changed his life for- 

The radio and TV broadcaster 
out of Indianapolis belonged to a 
fraternity and played two seasons 
of football at Purdue University, 
where he graduated with a degree 
in communication. 

Ritz went on to become a suc- 
cessful disc jockey and was a well- 
known media personality. 

At age 33, Ritz's life was turned 
upside down when he was ac- 
cused and convicted of raping his 
family's 22-year-old live-in nanny. 

Ritz was charged with sexual 
battery and spent six months in 
jail after this incident. 

"Everything you work for can be 
destroyed," said Ritz, who admits 
he lost control of his life due to al- 
cohol abuse. 

Ritz lost his career, his home, his 
family and faced major financial 
consequences. He is now a reg- 

Photos by Talia Loucks - Staff Photographet 

Adam Ritz: The once upbeat and smiling speaker was replaced by a man full of sadness, disgust and regret 

Left: Freshman football player, Dami Ojo helps Ritz read a breaking news brief during his presentation. 

Right: Athletic Director and head men's soccer coach, Daniel Kuntz, reads the news brief about Ritz's allegation. 

istered sex offender and is virtu- 
ally unemployable because of his 
sexual assault. 

As Ritz told his story to a 
stunned audience, the once up- 
beat and smiling speaker was re- 
placed by a man full of sadness, 

disgust and regret. 

Though Ritz didn't share the 
details of his case, he explained 
to students how easy it is to lose 
everything because of a poor de- 

After his conviction and jail 

time, Ritz began to follow the 
news closely, watching for stories 
similar to his own. Ritz shared 
several stories with the audience 
about other students and athletes 
who made poor decisions that led 
to serious consequences. 

"Good people can make bad de- 
cisions," Ritz said. 

Ritz pointed out that student 
athletes have a target on their 
backs because they are often seen 
as role models and even celeb- 
rities at their university. He ex- 
plains that, as student athletes, 
every decision they make can and 
will affect their whole team. 

Ritz explained how dangerous 
the common misconception of 
"that kind of stuff doesn't happen 
to us; it happens to other people" 
can be. 

In a video clip from Ritz's small 
TV show "Sports Related" he in- 
terviews Indianapolis Colts cen- 
ter Jeff Saturday about drinking in 

"One poor decision can change 
your life forever," Saturday said. 

Throughout his speech, Ritz en- 
couraged students to participate. 
He called them in front of the au- 
dience to read news briefs about 
college students who made poor 
choices while drinking and faced 
major consequences. 

CLU athletic director, Dan 
Kuntz, joined Ritz to read a radio 
news brief. The gymnasium fell 
completely silent as Kuntz read 
the news brief accusing Adam 
Ritz of date rape in 2003. 

'Are you invincible?" Ritz asked 
again. "Because I am not." 

Students slowly filed out the 
gymnasium, some dismayed, oth- 
ers touched by the message they 
had heard from Ritz. 

"I think the women definitely 
received it a lot differently than 
the men," track and field head 
coach Matt Lea said. 

The message of the speaker was 
well received among the athletes. 

"I thought it was very touching. 
It was very applicable," sopho- 
more track and field athlete John 
McKinney said. 

Turkey Triathlon spurs competition 


enrik Gjertsen 
Staff Writer 

This past Saturday, the Tur- 
key Triathlon took place in the 
Gilbert Sports Arena. The event 
was set up by Resident Assis- 
tants, and activities included 
swimming, biking and running 
up to the CLU cross. 

The event began at 10 a.m., 
with the first activity being 
swimming. Five contestants 
participated in swimming 250 
meters, which amounted to 10 

Among the participants was 
Resident Assistant Rebecca 
Cardone who helped plan the 
event alongside fellow RAs 
Kirsten Larson, Robert Spring- 
er, Tyler Ingly and Clark Crane. 

"It was great to swim but so 
exhausting. The pool was warm, 
and it gave me a nice wakeup, 

so all in all a great workout," 
Cardone said. 

On a day where CLU football 
played their final game at Mt. 
Clef Stadium, attendance at the 
Turkey Triathlon was bound 

to be low. But the attendees 
who did participate all got a 
hard workout and a nice warm 
swimming pool to kick-start 
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November 17, 2010 

Commuters branch out at Student Life's monthly event 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

Students connected in the SUB 
with two similarities that they 
shared even without knowing one 
another: they were all commuters 
and had the common goal to get a 
free lunch. 

Senior Kimberly Southerland 
enjoyed going to her first com- 
muter lunch of the year. 

"The commuter lunch is great, 
especially because I don't have a 
lot of time between classes to go 
off campus to get food and come 
back before class starts. Its more 
convenient than driving off be- 
cause I don't have to worry about 
parking all over again. Plus, it's 
free," Southerland said. 

CLU commuters travel to school 
from a range of distances in Ven- 
tura County and all over the Los 
Angeles area. 

"Commuters are perceived as 
coming to campus, going to class 
and heading home, with many 
going to part-time and even full- 
time jobs. We look for creative 
ways to market events on campus, 
since they do not have as many 
chances as residents do. The cen- 
terpieces on the lunch tables have 
upcoming events on campus for 
them to check out," said Stepha- 
nie Payton, executive administra- 
tive assistant for vice president of 
Student Affairs and Student Life. 

Once a month, CLU brings a 

Photos by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographer 
Easy lunch: Students gather in the SUB for pizza and ice-breaker Bingo. 

free commuter lunch to the SUB 
or outside in the Paviliion to get 
commuters together. The SUB is a 
popular place on campus to find 
those who commute to school. 

"The SUB needs to hold more 
events for commuters to make it 
a happening place," junior Ivan 
Lara said. "They don't play music 
often, but they are today. Akon is 
a reason to come back." 

Junior Eric Senzig is not only a 
commuter but also a transfer stu- 

dent. He agreed that more events 
should be held for the "SUB club," 
or the usual students who study 
and hang out in the SUB. 

"They could even hold a com- 
petitive checker tournament," 
Senzig said. 

Lara is also a transfer commuter. 
He maintained that it is more dif- 
ficult for commuting transfers to 
make new connections since they 
are very new to the campus. 
"The free lunch gives the com- 

muter students an opportunity for 
a sense of community, since they 
do not get to do so in the residen- 
tial halls. Along with the lunch, 
we also have literature about 
many offices on campus to hand 
out. Not only are they connecting 
with each other but also with oth- 
er offices on campus," Payton said. 

The lunch consists of a couple 
slices of pizza and a beverage. 
When the students grab their 
lunch, they also receive a raffle 
ticket to fill out for the chance to 
win one of quite a few gift cards. 

They were given the chance to 
obtain another raffle ticket if they 
went around and met other com- 
muter students. 

"Many students sit with people 
they are familiar with, but it is all 
about taking that risk and going 
to a different table to meet some- 
one new," Senzig said. 

CLU Bingo was handed out, 
which required the students to go 
around and ask simple and fun 

questions to get to know someone 
they don't already know. 

They wrote down the name of a 
student who answered their ques- 
tion, such as finding someone in 
an on-campus club and learn- 
ing more about the club or sim- 
ply finding someone in the same 

Once the questionnaire was 
completed, they could turn it in 
for another ticket. 

"The commuter lunch gives us a 
purpose to come back to school to 
interact with others," Lara said. 

There is a website for commuters 
with a link to upcoming campus 
events, connections for carpool- 
ing and the schedule for upcom- 
ing commuter lunches. There is 
also a Facebook group for them. 

For more information, visit the 
Commuter Connection website 

Cheers: Brenda Kramer and Jessica Pruitt enjoy each other's company. 

Triathlon promotes healthy activities 

[TRIATHLON, from Page 5] 

"I was exited for the event 
and getting into the pool, and 
I always look forward to push- 
ing myself to the limit. Run- 
ning up the hill was a great 
feeling, but finishing the tri- 
athlon was the best," Ingly 

Ingly participated in all ac- 
tivities and finished in 58 
minutes and 14 seconds. 

The best time was 47 min- 
utes and 19 seconds, which 
came from CLU class of 2000 
graduate Andrea Stutelberg, 
the reigning champ of this 
year's Turkey Triathlon. 

"I enjoyed running up the 
hill most, but all the activities 
are fun. Today was all about 
fun, and winning the triath- 
lon for a second year doesn't 
take anything away from that," 
Stutelberg said. 

The bike ride was six miles 
long and stretched around 
Avenida de Los Arboles. 

After biking six miles, the 
triathlon culminated in the 
run up to the CLU cross. 

In order to keep participants 
from straying off track and 
getting lost, the RAs had po- 
sitioned members at different 

Crane, Larson and Springer 


The Turkey 
is meant to 
be fun and 
people to 
be out and 
active with 

Clark Crane 
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ners with 
walkie talk- 

For the 
on Turkey 
_, was going 
to be taken 
away from the activities that 
had been set up, regardless of 
how many people participated 
in them. 

"There was less attendance 
than we expected, but it's all 
well and good, regardless, for 
the ones that do show up. The 
Turkey Triathlon is meant to 
be fun and encourage people 
to be out and be active with 
themselves," Crane said. 

This was the fourth annual 
Turkey Triathlon that RAs 
have directed. 

However, this is only one of 
many events RAs have man- 
aged to set up during the se- 

Events such as this one are 
bound to keep happening as 
long as someone is willing to 
take up the responsibility that 
is demanded with managing 
the event. 

"This is the second year I'm 
working with this event, and 
it has certainly become a tra- 
dition at the university that 
is worth keeping alive. I hope 
it keeps going in the future," 
Crane said. 

Photos by Rebekah Kliewer - Photo Editor 
Above: Andrea Stutelberg, class of 2000, was the champion. Right: Junior 
Tyler Ingley was one of two to compete in all three rounds of the triathlon. 

November 17,2010 

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FEATURES - Page 7 

Defense class attracts female students 


ebecca Dominguez 
Staff Writer 

Self-defense is a useful skill 
for people of all ages to acquire 
in case any dangerous situation 
arises. A self-defense class was 
offered on Friday, Nov. 12, in the 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center 
for all CLU students. 

New West Complex Resident 
Assistants Kirsten Larson and 
Maryalice Marston hosted the 
class as one of their programs for 
the semester. 

"We knew that there was a great 
interest in self-defense, so we de- 
cided to cater to the residents' re- 
quests and offer a class that could 
help them a great deal through- 
out their entire lives," Larson said. 

A key point that instructor 

Richard Alsabery wanted to get 

ff across to the 

. students was 
As soon as 

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the right 

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Richard Alsabery 


Jamba Juice is on its way 

Photos by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographs 

Above: Learning to throw a proper punch is important in self-defense. 
Below: Students first learn how to yell "stop" forcefully. 

Photo by Rebekah Kliewer - Photo Editor 

On Monday morning, Nov. 15, workers hung up the bright green 
Jamba Juice sign on the building that was previously Cafe a la Carte. 
This is a visible progress for the anticipated on-campus franchise 
that is still under construction. 

tools God provided you with to 
protect yourself," Alsabery said. 

If an attacker uses force by grab- 
bing your wrist, try to remember 
that there is a weak spot where 
you can always free yourself. If 
someone grabs your wrist, the 
weakest spot is where the at- 
tacker's thumb meets the other 

"No ones thumb is strong 
enough to withhold someone's 
entire body weight," Alsabery 

To break free of someone's 
grasp, grab the hand that is be- 
ing secured with your free hand 
and use the attacker's weak spot 
by using your entire body weight 
to pull your wrist through. 

"I learned so many helpful 
moves tonight," sophomore Alis- 
sa Quon said. "The wrist hold 
was a really good move to learn. I 
wish I would have known it when 
I went out for Halloween." 

Safety tips 

How to avoid situations 
where self-defense moves are 

1. Always be aware of your 

2. Try to park your car under 
a light. 

3. Have your keys out and 
ready to use as a weapon if nec- 

4. Let someone you trust 
know where you are going, how 
you are getting there and when 
you expect to be back. 

5. Trust your gut feeling if 
someone looks threatening or 
if you feel unsafe. 

6. You are never too old to use 
the buddy system. 

Here are four easy moves that can shield you from an attacker 

• The open-palm strike is 
executed by using an open 
palm with fingers curled back 
to strike the attacker's nose or 
jaw. Knocking the attacker's 
head back causes disorienta- 
tion and gives an opportunity 
to knee the groin, ensuring you 
will have a long enough period 
of time to get to a safe location. 
If necessary, scratch the attack- 
er's face with your fingernails 
when bringing your hand back. 

• The double elbow is a move 
that brings an elbow to the at- 
tacker's face. The action is per- 
formed by a fast swing of the 
elbow, immediately jabbing the 
elbow into the attacker's face. 
Remember to hit the attacker 
with your elbow and not too 
far up where the arm muscle 

is; this will provide too much 
padding and will not be as ef- 

• For an effective knee to 
groin, firmly grab one of the 
attacker's shoulders with both 
hands and use all the force you 
can sustain to knee the attack- 
er in the groin three times in a 
row. Yelling or making a quick 
noise while doing this will 
tighten your abdominal mus- 
cles and provide more force. 

• A circular kick to groin 
is done by swinging your leg 
from the knee to the attacker's 
groin, using the same tech- 
nique as kicking a soccer ball. 
Using a straight leg is less pre- 
cise and you may not hit the 
correct spot, so this method is 
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November 17,2010 

Obesity: growing social contagion 

A recent article 
suggests obesity 
as being 

Obesity rates in the United 
States are currently on the 
rise and have been increasing 
dramatically for the past 40 

The obesity rate from the 1970s 
to 2000 rose from 14 percent to 
30 percent. This is a 16 percent 
increase in 30 years, according 
to the Framingham Heart Study. 

Obesity is known to be genetic; 
however, studies are now saying 
that obesity can be contagious 
and that hanging out around 
people who are obese can lead to 
obesity for you. 

This widespread theory started 
in 2007 with researchers from 
UC San Diego stating that 
obesity can spread throughout a 
social network and can become 

According to the Framingham 
Heart Study, the rapid increase 
in obesity was largely due to 
social-network influence. 

I understand that 
eating on campus can 
make it hard. ..instead of 
getting fries or pretzels, 
you have the option to 
get whole fruit. 

Being surrounded by more 
obese people leads to increased 
social acceptability of obesity, 
which leads to a higher rate of 
becoming obese. 

The authors of the 
Framingham Heart Study wrote 
that this increased acceptance 
is "creating a positive feedback 
mechanism and a continuously 
increasing obese fraction of 
the population. It has been 
suggested that changing social 
norms that stigmatized smoking 
may have led to its decline, and 
just the opposite may be true 
for obesity," according to the LA 

A non-obese American has a 
2 percent chance of becoming 
obese in any given year, the study 
found. The number rises by 0.4 
percent with each obese social 
contact. If you have five obese 
friends, that doubles your risk 
of becoming obese, according to 
the LA Times. 

This does not mean that if 
you have obese friends that you 
should terminate the friendship. 

However, it would be helpful 
to take a look at the activities 

that you do with that friend. For 
example, if you always go out 
to eat or watch a movie while 
snacking, maybe suggest doing 
something different the next 
time, such as going for a hike or 
even walking around the mall. 

For CLU students, everyone 
has heard of the freshman 
fifteen, and everyone wants 
to avoid it. I understand that 
eating on campus can make 
it hard because of the choices 
that are available, especially for 
those students who do not have 
kitchens. But there are simple 
things you can change to be 
healthier. For example, instead 
of getting fries or pretzels, you 
have the option to get whole fruit 
when eating in the Centrum and 

Even a quick stop at Mogen 
Market can end with a purchase 
of a fruit cup and water, 
rather than chips and soda. 
As a student, you have to be 

Cartoon by senior Colin Mayuga 

consciously aware of what you 
are consuming. 

Another warning to CLU 
students is about the new Jamba 
Juice that is currently under 

Although fruit smoothies are a 
healthy meal on their own, the 
calories add up quickly when 
smoothies are drank on top of a 

Therefore, if you choose Jamba 
Juice for the day, make sure 
to substitute it for one of your 

The Framingham Heart Study 
found that the rate of recovery 
from obesity, about 4 percent 
per year, has not changed, 
according to the LA Times. 

Therefore, a large majority of 
people who gain weight do not 
lose it. So, when the new Jamba 
Juice arrives or when you next 
visit the Centrum, remember 
these statistics and make the 
decision to be a healthier you. 


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ID cards provide safety 

ID cards give both 
advantages and 
hassles for 

Having experienced living both 
on and off campus, I recognize 
some of the problems that come 
along with CLU ID cards. 

As a commuter, one problem 
is that my ID card doesn't work 
in the residence halls, so when I 
visit a friend or meet with a group 
to study, I don't have access to 
their dorm room. 

I remember times when I had to 
stand outside in the pouring rain, 
waiting for my friend to come 
all the way down from the third 
floor to open the door for me. 

California Lutheran University 
offers its students, both 
commuters and residents, access 
to almost everything on campus 
with a swipe of their student ID 
cards, such as the capability to 
purchase food and obtain access 
to university buildings, such 
as the Pearson Library and the 
Forrest Fitness Center. 

However, this is not the case for 
the residence halls. 

Residence halls have their own 
requirements on allowing access 
to student's dorm rooms. 

While I find it an inconvenience, 
the fact that commuters are not 
granted entrance to the dorms 
makes sense to me. This made me 
feel safer when I was a resident. 

However, even when I was 
a resident, there were some 
annoyances I faced with using my 
ID card. 

For example, after 8 p.m., I was 
unable to use my card to visit 
my friends in different residence 

This seemed like an odd time to 
stop access to residents of other 
halls because that is when most 
students are done with their day 
and can find time to hang out or 
study with their friends. 

However, despite these 
drawbacks, there are pros to the 
use of the ID cards. "Since CLU 
has gone 24 hour, card-only 
access, the instances of theft in 

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can walk into the halls is 
comforting, so I have learned to 
accept it. 

"Giving blanket access to all 
commuters or residence hall 
students to go into any residence 
hall would mean that anyone, 
even someone with no valid 
reason, could enter," Miller said. 
"This would be like giving a 
group of people you do not know 
a key to your home. 

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OPINION - Page 9 

Is the end of Lime Wire the of end illegal music file sharing? 


Popular music 
sharing site 
ordered to shut 

"This is an official notice that 
LimeWire is under a court- 
ordered injunction to stop 
distributing and supporting 
its file-sharing software. 
Downloading or sharing 
copyrighted content without 
authorization is illegal," read the 
message that popped up when I 
opened LimeWire on a Tuesday 

I wasn't going to download any 
music illegally or anything. Well, 
maybe I was, but its not like I'm 
the only one. According to news., 3 billion songs 
were being downloaded every 
month by Lime Wire's network, 
and let me just say my iTunes 
Library doesn't carry that many 
songs, so I'm guessing there are 
many users out there, besides me, 

putting LimeWire to good use. 

If you didn't know, LimeWire, 
which was launched in 2000, is 
a free peer-to-peer file sharing 
client program that runs on 
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux 
and other operating systems 
supported by the Java software 

Unfortunately, on Oct. 26, it 
was shut down. 

Who is to blame, you may 
ask? Well, you can blame none 
other than our own federal 

According to, 
after a long four year legal battle 
with the music industry a New 
York federal judge ordered 
LimeWire to permanently stop 
distributing and supporting its 
file sharing software. 

So is this the end of file sharing 
in the U.S.? 

Of course not; hello FrostWire, 
how you doing? It's actually 
doing quite fine and many people 
preferred it over LimeWire 

Shutting down LimeWire will 
not stop illegal file sharing. When 
it comes down to important 
things like music, people will 
be smart enough to find other 
file sharing software programs, 
which is not hard to do. 

So is this a message to the music 
industry to make music worth 


I understand that, as an artist, 
I would want to get paid for the 
music I am selling. 

But on the other hand, shouldn't 
artists just be lucky that fans want 
to hear their music in the first 
place? But that's another story. 

Not everyone sharing music 
files on LimeWire downloaded 
songs illegally. There are those 
who actually buy the artists' 
songs, whether it be from the 
iTunes store, CD's in stores or 

wherever, and put them on the 
internet to share with others. 
However, sharing songs is still 
copyright infringement, whether 
they were obtained legally or not. 

Others who actually paid to 
use LimeWire and therefore did 
not download it illegally, I don't 
know what to tell you guys. 

Will you guys get your money 
back? Good luck with that one. I 
am still unsure what they will be 
doing with your money. 

So for those of you hating life 

Cartoon by senior Colin Mayuga 

because LimeWire is shut down, 
trust me, it is not the end of the 

I'm not encouraging you to 
download music illegally. All I 
am saying is if you really wanted 
to download songs for free, you 
still can. I wonder how many 
times the federal government 
will need to shut down programs 
like LimeWire until they figure 
out there is no end to illegal 
music downloads and music file 

Online classes are a poor alternative to classroom formats 

Are you tired of waking up and 
running to class in the morning? 
What if I told you that you could 
pay your teacher to come and 
teach you without ever having to 
leave your dorm room? Would 
you pay? 

University of Florida, University 
of North Carolina and University 
of Iowa are taking students' time 
and energy into consideration 
when teaching their classes. On 
Thursday, Nov. 4, the New York 
Times released an article titled, 
"Learning in Dorm, Because class 
is on the Web." 

At the aformentioned schools, 

students are literally rolling out 
of bed and having class. After 
reading the article, for some 
reason, I could not get the word 
"overrated" out of my head. 

When considering a college to 
attend, often times students will 
visit the school to get a feel for 
the atmosphere; however, why go 
away to school to sit in a dorm 
and not experience the school's 

Kaitlyn Hartsock from 
University of Florida said: "When 
I look back, I think it took away 
from my freshman year. My mom 
was really upset about it. She felt 
like she's paying for me to go to 
college and not sit at home and 
watch through a computer." 

Ultimately, because of this 
separated learning, many students 
will fail to acquire the social skills 
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Also, one may lose the 
opportunity to ask for help or 
say "Hey, can you repeat that 
again?" Personally I truly believe 
these styles of learning are taking 
away other skill sets that are 
crucial to creating a well-rounded 

Still, many must think this is a 
great idea. 

According to the New York 
Times, "Across the country, 
online education is exploding: 4.6 
million students took a college- 
level online course during fall 
2008, up 17 percent from a year 

earlier, according to the Sloan 
Survey of Online Learning." 

I find this disturbing to know 
that many people are settling 
instead of honing majors that will 
help lead to a lucrative career. 

It is an obvious shortcut, and 
let's be honest, America does not 
need any more shortcuts in its 
educational system. 

Moreover, there is proof in the 
harmfulness of this teaching 
style. "At the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill, first-year 
Spanish students are no longer 
offered a face-to-face class; the 

university moved all instruction 
online, despite internal research 
showing that online students do 
slightly less well in grammar and 

Unfortunately, the professors of 
the students may never know why 
a specific individual is struggling 
within their courses. 

In Americas economy today, the 
demand for a solid education is 

Online classes may not be the 
best way to get tomorrow's leaders 
ready for the competition that lies 

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November 17, 2010 


Water polo places seventh in SCIAC Championship 

Photo by Talia Loucks-StaffPhotographei 

Reflect: Evan Schu (No. 1 1) wades in the water with Kirby Ai (No. 8). 

Claire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU Kingsmen water polo 
team fell short this past weekend, 
Nov. 12-14, at the SCIAC 
Tournament, with two overtime 
losses Friday and Saturday, 
finishing seventh in SCIAC. 

The Kingsmen started off the 
weekend ranked second, with 

their best regular season to date, 
hoping to be in the championship 
game for the first time, but they 
ended up losing their first and 
second game, meaning the best 
they could get would be seventh 
if they won on Sunday against 

"We didn't do as well as we 
hoped because we didn't stick to 
our game plan," junior co-captain 

Brandon Gross said. "Other 
teams took us out of our counter, 
and we were slow to start in both 

In the first game Friday, the 
Kingsmen played the Whittier 
Poets. The game started slow for 
the Kingsmen, as only one goal 
went past the Whittier goalie in 
the first quarter, while the Poets 
came with an attack that put 
them five points ahead of the 
Kingsmen at half, with a score of 

The Kingsmen did not give 
up after halftime but instead 
fought back with several goals, 
outscoring the Poets in the 
second half, making the score 
7-7 at the end of the fourth and 
putting the game into overtime. 

In overtime, Wes Paulson of 
the Poets scored two goals for his 
team, while CLU was only able to 
put away one in the second of the 
two three-minute overtime time 

The Whittier Poets won 9-8, 
leaving the Kingsmen behind. 
Goals scored for CLU came from 
sophomores Carter Baldwin and 
Trevor Owens, juniors Gross, 
Jordan Meaney and Jonnie Par6 

and senior co-captain Wes Lewis. 
Kingsmen goalie Jon Verlinich 
had 10 saves and four steals 
throughout the game. 

The Kingsmen played the La 
Verne Leopards on Saturday, 
Nov. 13, hoping to win and have 
a chance to play for fifth place in 
SCIAC on Sunday, but instead 
they went through another 
overtime loss by one for the 
second day in a row. 

The Kingsmen started their 
second game similar to the one 
on Friday by letting the Leopards 
race ahead in the beginning. The 
Leopards ended the first half 
leading 8-3. 

The Kingsmen started to 
pick up their game in the third 
quarter just like they did on 
Friday, outscoring La Verne 5-1 
and making the score 8-9 at the 
beginning of the fourth. The 
Kingsmen and Leopards both 
scored multiple goals in the 
fourth, tying the score at 12- 
12, sending them into overtime 

In overtime the Kingsmen fell 
behind fast as the Leopards put 
three away quickly, while the 
Kingsmen tried to catch up. In 

the second period of overtime, 
the Kingsmen fell short, only 
scoring two goals, making the 
final score 15-14, La Verne. 
Brandon Gross and Meaney both 
led with four goals each for the 

CLU finished the tournament 
Sunday against Caltech. The 
Kingsmen seniors Brian Gross, 
Mikey Blanchard and Lewis 
played and won their final game, 
with a final score of 18-6. 

"Even though we are going 
to miss our seniors with their 
leadership in and out of the pool, 
I think our team has learned a lot 
this season, which will really help 
us be successful next season," 
Meaney said. 

Whittier, who entered the 
tournament as No. 7, and 
who entered as No. 4, were the 
final teams Sunday afternoon, 
with CMS winning the SCIAC 

"This conference is so 
competitive, you have to be a 
great team and play great water 
polo, but you also have to have 
a little luck, too," assistant coach 
Matt Warshaw said. 


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SPORTS -Paee 11 

Women's soccer falls twice to Redland Bulldogs 

Chris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

After receiving an first round 
bye in the 2010 NCAA Division 
III Tournament, the 21" ranked 
CLU women's soccer team was 
defeated by the University of 
Redlands, 3-0, on Saturday 

Hosting its first NCAA 
tournament match on the 

California Lutheran University 
campus, the Regals' season came 
to an end against the Redlands 

A seventh minute header 
by junior midfielder Fionna 
Connolly off a cross from senior 
defender Breann Pulchaski found 
the Regals down a goal early in a 
match dominated by the visitors. 

After its 1-0 halftime lead, the 
Bulldogs added two second-half 

goals by Chelsea Haffley in the 
59 th minute and Jamie Morton in 
the 67 lh minute en route to the 3-0 

Despite outshooting Redlands 
by a margin of 18-4, CLU was 
yet again unable to capitalize on 
its opportunities as its opponent 
made the most of its successes. 
Redlands scored three goals on 
its four attempts, including a goal 
in the first half in which it only 

Photo by Brad Yajima-Stajf Photographei 

Blocked: Freshman Anna Medler (No. 10) looks to head the ball as Redlands goalkeeper reaches for a save. 

had one shot on goal compared to 
CLU's eight. 

"The first goal was early again 
off a corner," junior midfielder 
Sinead Vaughan said. "We got 
beat near post, and we had the 
majority of the possession the 
first half but couldn't finish. The 
second and third goals were both 
miscommunications on our part." 

Vaughan said the defense then 
stepped up their game and 
managed to keep them onside. 
"The biggest thing that they have 
taken advantage of against us is 
their corner and set pieces, which 
is how they scored all their goals 
on us." 

lust 1 days prior, the 
Bulldogs defeated the Regals 
in the semifinals of the SCLA.C 
Tournament and went on to earn 
the conference's automatic berth 
into the NCAA Tournament. 
After CLU received an at-large bid 
into the field of 63 and Redlands 
beat Chapman in the first round, 
the two teams faced off at West 
Field in a highly anticipated 
rematch in the second round 
of the NCAA Tournament. The 
outcome was basically the same 
as Redlands' 2-0 victory back on 
Nov 3. 

"Redlands has always been a 
tough opponent since I have 
played at CLU," senior forward 
Brittany Clark said. "I think they 
have their game plan in mind 
and work to execute it. They 
struggled throughout the season, 
but they've had a winning streak 
going that could have potentially 
contributed to their positive 

While Redlands awaits its 

next opponent, CLU's season, 
in which it posted a program 
record 1 8 wins and its first SC1AC 
championship since 2002, is over. 

The season is not short of 
accomplishments, however. 

The record-setting 2010 CLU 
women's soccer team made 
history before the match as six 
players were announced as All- 
SCIAC selections. 

Led by Vaughan, who was 
named SCIAC Player of the 
Year, Clark and junior midfielder 
Kaitlin Walters received First 
Team All-SCIAC honors, while 
senior keeper Kristin Borzi, 
freshman defender Anna 
Medler and freshman forward 
Kristina Hulse were second team 

Borzi ranks second on the all- 
time saves list at CLU with an 
impressive 267 career saves to 
go along with 16 solo shutouts, 
while Clark finishes her career 
at CLU with four consecutive 
All-SCIAC selections and ranks 
eighth on the all-time scoring list 
with 28 career goals. 

"Coach Frank Marino had some 
very nice things to say after the 
match," Clark said. "He said he 
was very proud of us for all of our 
hard work this season and that he 
was very happy and honored to 
be a part of it. 

Clark, who has been at CLU 
since Frank started coaching, 
said that it was especially hard to 
talk to him after the game. 

"I am so privileged and blessed 
to have been a part of this team. 
All the girls and coaches have 
made this a great senior season 
that I could honesdy never 


Covering All The Bases: 

Regals volleyball ends season with record highs 

The CLU women's volleyball team traveled to Atlanta Friday, Nov. 12 
to compete in the 2010 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. 

The Regals faced off against Hardin-Simmons (TX) in the first round, 
defeating them 3-0. During the game, sophomore Jackie Russell set a 
CLU record with 38 assists during the match, totaling a season high of 
1,170 assists. 

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Regals took on Southwestern (TX). The Re 
gals and Pirates went into the fourth set, where McWhirk, Exline, Kerr 
and Thorpe managed multiple kills once again. The game then came to 
a tie at 22-22 when Southwestern called for a timeout. The Pirates came 
back to score, making it 22-23. CLU then put the game to an end with 
two points from sophomore Rachel Smith and a kill from Kerr. 

The followng day on Nov. 14, CLU matched up against Emory Uni 
versity without Thorpe who suffered a knee injury the previous day 
against Southwestern. 

With a key player out, the Regals stepped up their game and compet 
ed in a back-and-fourth battle that led to a five set match. The fifth set 
came to a tie of 9-9, but the Eagles managed to gain control, eventually 
winning the match and game 15-12. 

Although the Regals came home with a loss, Thorpe, Kerr, Russell 
and McWhirk were all selected to the American Volleyball Coaches 
Association (AVCA) All-West Region team. Kerr also became CLU' 
all-time leader in kills with 390 and second in service aces with 53. 

Baseball is full-time National Pastime 

Pholo by Rebekah Kliewer-P/iofo Editor 

Success: Allison Kerr achieved all-time leader in kills at CLU. 

With spring training just 
around the corner, now is as 
good a time as any to wrap a 
nice, shiny bow around the 2010 

(Totally kidding. Pitchers 
and catchers don't report to 
spring training until Feb. 13. 
But doesn't it feel like baseball 
season never ends?) 

At the beginning of the season, 
only the most diehard San 
Francisco Giants fans would 
have told you they were going 
to win the World Series. But 
after thoroughly dominating the 
equally surprising Texas Rangers 
in five games, the Giants are 
world champions again after a 
56-year hiatus and move across 
the country. 

Sure, pitching wins 

championships and the Giants 
have the best rotation in the 
majors, but who could have 
predicted that lineup was going 
to come through time and time 
again? Their best everyday player 
was a rookie catcher (Buster 
Posey), and their cleanup hitter 

during their playoff run was a 
guy they picked up off the scrap 
heap in the middle of August 
(Cody Ross). They certainly 
lived up to their self-proclaimed 
misfit label. 

Regardless, Bruce Bochy 
and his guys put together a 
memorable season and gave 
San Francisco baseball fans 
something they had never 
experienced before. And I hear 
there is still smoke coming from 
Tim Lincecum's house after his 

As for the business end of 
the offseason, free agency has 
begun, but as of now, nothing 
important has taken place. We're 
still waiting for the first domino 
to fall to set it all in motion. 

And that domino figures to be 
Cliff Lee. Despite consecutive 
losses in the World Series, the 
Rangers ace remains one of 
the most dominant and battle- 
tested pitchers in the game and 
is the obvious crown jewel of 
this free agent class. There are 
probably only a handful of teams 
that can even afford him, and 
' unfortunately, it's the Yankees 
that will be able to throw the 
most cash at him. 

But besides Lee, there are other 
good options available. It seems 
like Carl Crawford has been 
with the Rays forever, but he is 
only 29 and still in the prime of 
his career. There is also no way 

that the Rays are going to be able 
to afford him. Look for him to 
end up with either the Tigers or 
the Angels. 

Jayson Werth has proven to be 
a very effective player for the 
Phillies the last couple years and 
is also in line for a hefty raise. 
The Red Sox need an upgrade 
in their outfield and will end up 
with either Werth or Crawford. 

There are also a couple well- 
known Yankees hitting the 
open market, but that's only a 
formality. There is no way they 
don't re-sign Derek Jeter, one 
of the most important Yankees 
of all-time, and I would be 
shocked if they didn't bring back 
Mariano Rivera as well. Yeah, 
they're going to get more money 
than they are worth now, but 
their value goes beyond their 
production on the field. 

There are several other big 
names to be had, including 
Victor Martinez, Adrian Beltre, 
Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, 
Vlad Guerrero and Carl Pavano. 
And yes, they are all probably 
going to get overpaid, too. That's 
the nature of the game. 

So with the 2010 season in the 
books, free agency about to take 
off and 2011 on the horizon, 
baseball fans need only look 
to the city by the bay to realize 
that even the most improbable 
dream can become a reality in 
one magical season. 

Kingsmen shut out Tigers, win outright SCIAC title 

Aaron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The CLU football team defeated 
Occidental College 24-0 on 
Saturday, Nov. 13, in the final 
game ever to be played at Mt. 
Clef Stadium. With the win, the 
Kingsmen are now back-to-back 
conference champions for the 
first time in program history, 
and they will make their second 
consecutive trip to the NCAA 

California Lutheran University 
had no trouble finding motivation 
for the game against the 
conference rival Tigers. 

"It was the final game at Mt. Clef 
Stadium, and with the support of 
the alumni, faculty and students, 
it really provided added incentive 
for our players" head coach Ben 
McEnroe said. 

The Kingsmen wasted no time 
putting points on the board, as 
they opened the game with a 
80-yard drive that ended with a 
Deme'Trek Chambers, three-yard 
touchdown run. 

After a Jackson Damron field 
goal right before the half ended, 
CLU went into the locker room 
with a 10-0 lead. 

The second half proved to be 
more of the same for CLU as the 
defense forced a three-and-out 
and the offense drove 56 yards on 
five plays for another Chambers 
score, this time on a 10-yard run 
for the touchdown. Chambers 
would go on to finish the game 
with a season-high 167 yards on 
24 carries with two touchdowns. 

After the defense shut out 
Occidental for two consecutive 

Photos by Talia Loucks- Staff Photographa 

Takedown: Jacob Norlock (right) tackles his Occidental opponent, while Brett Lewis (left) reaches in on the action in Saturdays game. 

drives, junior quarterback Jake 
Laudenslayer found sophomore 
wide receiver Matt O'Brien for a 
15-yard touchdown reception to 
put the final score on the board. 

"To get a victory like this against 
Oxy on our senior day, in addition 
to it being the last game at Mt. 
Clef, it's something memorable 
for our team and program," senior 
punter Josh Oosterhof said. 

The CLU defense also made 
history as it recorded the first 
shutout in five years when the 
Kingsmen defeated Menlo College 

on Oct. 8, 2005. 

Sophomore Jacob Norlock had 
a team-high 13 tackles, while 
senior defensive end Jordan Barta 
and sophomore linemen Rian 
Younker each recorded a sack. 
Sophomore defensive back J.D. 
Austin intercepted Occidental's 
Luke Collis for his team-leading 
third interception of the season. 

CLU will now travel to Linfield 
for the first round of the 2010 
NCAA Football Championships 
on Saturday, Nov. 20. This is the 
second consecutive postseason 

matchup between these two 
teams, with Linfield winning last 
year 38-17. 

The Kingsmen defeated the 
Wildcats in their season opener 
47-42 at Mt. Clef Stadium andlook 
to use their momentum to carry 
them through the postseason. 

"In the playoffs, anything can 
happen," senior defensive back 
Jon Swan said. "We just need to 
focus on our team and stick to the 
game plan, and if we can do that, 
hopefully we can keep getting 

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AIDS awareness is 
spread across campus 


atie Yates 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photographer 
Raising Awareness: Students gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor and remember those with AIDS and HIV. 

Red balloons adorned the front 
entrance of the Swenson Center for 
the Social and Behavioral Sciences 
for World AIDS Day, which helps 
raise awareness to prejudices 
against people with HIV and stop 
the spread of the infection. 

CLU celebrated World AIDS 
Day on Dec. 2 with some events 
that involved student discussions, 
interactive performances and a 
candlelight vigil. 

Students walked away from the 
events having gained awareness 
and knowledge of what they can do 
to keep themselves protected. 

"It is a disease that does not 
discriminate, and the only way to 
truly protect ourselves is by being 
safe in everything we do," said 
sophomore Matt Soto, one of the 
student poets who participated in 
the candlelight vigil. "I hope that 
my peers would recognize that this 
epidemic is ongoing, and in order 
to bring statistics down, we need to 
amp up the volume on the truth of 
what the crisis is." 

The event began with a 
discussion panel led by Dr. John 
Prichard, medical director of 
the immunology clinic at the 

Ventura County Medical Center, 
who discussed how to prevent the 
spread of HIV as well as services 
for HIV and AIDS in the Ventura 
County area. 

He was followed by "Positively 
Speaking- Local Voices of HIV 
and AIDS," where residents of 
Ventura County talked about their 
experiences living with HIV and 

After each panelist spoke for 10 
minutes, students in the audience 
were able to ask questions. 

"I want you not to have to go 
down the road I went through," 
said Lin Daniel, mother of two, 
who lives an active life with AIDS. 
"That is why I personally share my 
story and 1 have a good support 
system with friends and family that 
love me." 

They also discussed some of the 
many misconceptions of a person 
living with HIV or AIDS. 

Students began asking more 
personal questions about how the 
panelists cope with losing someone 
to HIV. 

"It tooklosing the most important 
person in my life to make me start 
living my life; AIDS does exist," 
panelist Doug Halter said. 

Halter lost his partner to HIV 

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Staff members make time for mascot camp 

Jessica Kaczor 
Staff Writer 

Two CLU staff members 
attended a mascot camp toward 
the end of the summer in San 
Jose, Calif. Mindy Puopolo, 
director of Graduate programs in 
psychology, and Steve Kissinger, 
professor of psychology, learned 
that being a university mascot is 
harder than it seems. 

"We spent about half of the 
time at camp in the mascot 
costume, and that really gave 
us an appreciation for what the 
mascots do and go through," 
Kissinger said. "We learned that 
there is a lot involved in being a 

The Kingsmen and Regal 
mascots attend sports games 

and events in the purple and 
yellow suits to help get the crowd 
involved and bring excitement to 
the game. 

Kissinger said that he and 
Puopolo attended all of the 
football games over the past few 
years, and they would see the 
mascots at the game, but they 
thought that there was room for 

They went to the camp hoping 
to learn more about what mascots 
can do at games and how they can 
be an exciting representation of 
school spirit. 

"This was a way for us to get 
involved more in the university, 
beyond just the classroom," 
Kissinger said. "I now plan on 
attending more than just football 

According to the Ventura 
County Star, the California 
Lutheran University staff 
members got to take lessons with 
professional and college mascots, 
such as the Cal Poly Mustang. 

They also received a manual 
with helpful information, such 
as how to clean a costume, stay 
hydrated, treat heat exhaustion, 
emote and work a crowd. 

One of CLU's mascots, who has 
been asked to remain anonymous 
by Kissinger, thought being a 
mascot was a good way to use all 
of her energy. 

"My favorite part is getting 
to be ridiculous and just dance 
around," the Regal said. "But the 
hardest part is how hot the head 
of the costume gets." 

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Sankta Lucia ceremony part 
of CLU Christmas tradition 


avier Walton 
Staff Writer 

The Sankta Lucia Festival 
will be held in the Samuelson 
Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 
at 10:10 a.m. 

"This is one of the longest 
traditions of the university" 
said director of the Sankta 
Lucia Festival, CLU Pastor Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty. "It is my 
honor to continue this legacy." 

This time-honored Swedish 
tradition has been a part of the 
CLU Christmas celebration for 
more than 50 years. 

Saint Lucia symbolizes the 
spirit of a centuries-old legend 

about Christian service. 

Each year the California 
Lutheran University student 
body selects 10 representatives, 
five females and five males, 
whom they think best exhibit 
the Christian attributes of faith, 
hope, charity and compassion. 

The five female students 
will represent Saint Lucia 
and her attendants; the five 
male students will serve as the 
females' escorts. 

Students were able to select 
10 of their peers via their CLU 
portal on Blackboard. 

The voting began Nov. 25 and 
concluded Dec. 3. 

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CSC will go to Louisiana 
to help a charitable cause 

Sean Post 
Staff Writer 

This winter, the CSC will 
sponsor the Going Coastal 

The Community Service Center 
at CLU sponsors several different 
programs throughout the school 
year that give back to those in 

A few of these programs include 
the Adopt-a-Family program, 
the alternative spring break and 
the spring blood drive. 

The Going Coastal program is 
an alternative winter break trip 
where students will volunteer 
their time from Jan. 9 to Jan. 
15 in rural Louisiana to help 
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but also to work with 
them. Interacting with the 
community, for me, is the most 
meaningful part of the trip," 
said senior Bobby Sanders, 

who has participated twice in 
the alternative winter break 

CSC is partnering with the 
Fuller Center for Disaster 
Rebuilders located in the 
Plaquemines Parish in the "toe of 
the boot" in Louisiana. 

Participants will do a variety of 
construction, including painting, 
hanging sheetrock and tiling. 

Throughout the trip, in addition 
to building new homes, CSC 
volunteers will spend time with 
many of the disaster victims and 

their families. 

The volunteers are going to be 
exposed to informal lectures, 
where they will learn about the 
ins and outs of the media and 
politics during recovery. 

Volunteers are also going to 
have the chance to spend time 
and talk with some victims of the 
Hurricane Katrina disaster. 

CSC will work in an area that 
was the site of a more recent 
disaster, the BP oil spill, which 
has devastated the economy and 

Participants will also spend 
some time in the city of New 
Orleans, where they will be able 
to explore the French Quarter 
and get a small taste of the New 
Orleans culture. 

Last year during the trip, the 
volunteers were able to see the 
presentation of a finished house 
to one of the families they were 

Since volunteers are only 
there for a week, this was a rare 

"To see something like that was 
truly amazing. The family was so 
excited and grateful. It was one of 
the best experiences I ever had," 
Sanders said. 

For some of the volunteers of 
CSC, this will be their third trip 
to Louisiana to help aid these 

Megan Hernandez has 

participated in the Going Coastal 
trip twice before and will be 
traveling again this year. 

One of the reasons she returns 
is because of what she learns 
when she goes. 

"Going on this trip is beneficial 
for me because I get to learn 
about what has happened in 
our own country and I get to 
do things domestically rather 
than internationally,"Hernandez 
said. "It also gives me a greater 
appreciation for what I have in 
my life." 

Students brave the rain for Las Posadas 

achel Flores 
Staff Writer 

Students, families and Mary 
and Joseph impersonators riding 
on a donkey gathered Dec. 5 
in the Student Union Building 
in honor of the Mexican 
celebration. Las Posadas. 

Even with the heavy rain, those 
who gathered for the celebration 
walked along a candle-lit path 
to the Lundfing Events Center 
where Pan de Dulce and Mexican 
hot chocolate awaited them. 

Dr. Eva Ramirez, Spanish 
professor and head of the CLU 
Latin organization, has been 
celebrating and honoring this 
day for the past 15 years at 
California Lutheran University. 

"I invite other professors on 
campus to invite their families 
to help honor this day and 
high school students from 
surrounding schools also to 
come to celebrate this Mexican 
holiday," Ramirez said. 

National Hispanic honor 
society students from Westlake 
High School joined in the 

celebration for their first time, 
with the help of their department 
of world languages chair, Cheri 
Blackburn. Blackburn is a 
teacher at Westlake High School. 

"Because of the overload of 
students, we made students 
apply and it was mandatory to 
attend two cultural events. Our 
student body has not decreased; 
all the students have done their 
part to show up to at least two 
events, if not more," Blackburn 

The event was the first time 
celebrating Las Posadas for 

"We have all applied to be in 
that national honors society 
club; most of us are all in Spanish 
level four," said Aliasa Hansen, a 
student at Westlake High School. 
"We thought this event would be 
really neat to celebrate," 

The celebration began over 400 
years ago. 

Las Posadas re-enacts Mary 
and Joseph's cold journey from 
Nazareth to Bethlehem in search 
of shelter. In Spanish, the words 
mean "lodging". 

The story begins with Mary and 
Joseph and groups of carolers, 
who would sing from door to 
door, searching for shelter for 
nine nights. 

In order to attract more people 
to the celebration; people added 
pinatas, food and lights to honor 
this day. 

The pinatas are a key element 
in the celebration; it symbolizes 
good and evil. 

Once the history was recited 
in both Spanish and English to 
those who gathered, two groups 
were split up to reenact the 
"pilgrims" and the "host." 

The pilgrims sang a song 
asking for shelter. In reply, the 
host sang a song opening their 
doors to the guests and offering 
an assortment of Mexican foods 
and drinks. 

"I think this is a super 
educational event for people who 
want a different perspective of 
the Christmas celebration. There 
was definitely a community 
out reach due to the amount of 
people that came to celebrate," 
senior Ashley Ramos said. 

Mary and Joseph: Viewers held umbrellas for senior Kim Hi 

Photo by Danika Briggs - Staff Photograph* 
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Being a mascot is 
harder than it seems 

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[MASCOT, from Page 1] 

The students who act as the CLU 
mascots were glad that Kissinger 
and Puopolo went to the camp 
because they were able to gain 
insight from what they learned. 

The CLU mascots stand on the 
sidelines of the football games 
and are famous for throwing out 
T-shirts at the start of Midnight 

The students and athletes enjoy 
having the mascots at the games. 

Junior volleyball player Jacki 
Richards was glad to see the 
mascots at a few volleyball games. 

"Its fun to have them at the 

games; they help get the crowd 
pumped up and it shows good 
school support and spirit," 
Richards said. 

The mascot team, along 
with other faculty, is currently 
working on a mascot video to 
make people aware of a day in the 
life of a mascot. They also hope 
to get a web page created that is 
dedicated to the mascots of CLU 
so people can learn more about 

Kissinger looks forward to the 
mascot being more visible, not 
only at games and throughout 
CLU, but also in the community. 

December 8, 2010 

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NEWS - Page 3 

Celebrities give up social 
media for AIDS donations 

Courtney Murray 
Staff Writer 

Celebrities are giving up 
popular social networking sites, 
such as Twitter and Facebook, 
until $1 million has been raised 
for AIDS research, 

Kim Kardashian, Justin 
Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, 
Alicia Keys, Usher, Elijah Woods 
and Lady Gaga are among these 

The celebrities will not resume 
updating their social networking 
accounts until at least $1 million 
has been raised in donations. 

The campaign is part of the 
Keep a Child Alive charity fund, 
a group that raises money to help 
children with AIDS and HIV, 
according to TheCelebrityCafe. 

It started on Dec. 1, World AIDS 
Day, in order to raise awareness. 

"We're 'dying digitally' to raise 
$1 million for World AIDS Day. 
Help and text "SEACREST" to 
90999 to donate $10" Seacrest 

This is an example of what 
celebrities are posting to 
announce to their Twitter 
followers that they are taking a 
break to raise money. 

Many have even set the 
campaign pictures as their user 

pictures or backgrounds. 

For the campaign, the stars 
have filmed "last tweet and 
testament" videos and will appear 
in advertisements showing them 
lying in coffins to represent their 
"digital deaths," according to PeP. 

"It's a unique strategy that uses 
the popularity of celebs on social 
networking sites to basically 
coerce fans into donating," said 

Leigh Blake, who is president 
and co-founder of the charity, 
added, "We're trying to sort of 
make the remark: Why do we 
care so much about the death 
of one celebrity as opposed to 
millions and millions of people 
dying in the place that we're all 
from," according to 

These celebrities, who have 
millions of followers and fans 
wanting to know everything 
about them daily, are taking a 
stand on something important 
that could potentially save lives 
and inform more people about 
the organization. 

According to E! Online, as of 
the morning of Dec. 3, fans had 
donated just $183,966. 

"I think it's a good way to raise 
awareness for charities and I 
would participate," CLU senior 
Marissa Scherr said. 

Students will take the stage 
in Sankta Lucia ceremony 

[LUCIA, from Page 1] 

A male and a female were 
selected to represent each class: 
freshmen Mollie Herlocker and 
Shawn Jackson, sophomores 
Alexis Faughn and Hunter 
Horn, juniors Corrin Fox and 
Grant East and seniors Kristen 
Luna and Daniel Pell will make 
up the court. 

The two students who were 
selected to be Saint Lucia 
and her escort for this year's 
ceremony are seniors Katie 

ff Bode and 

The students 
that were 
selected are 
stand out 
leaders in 
the CLU 

Sam Nelson. 


students that 

were selected 

are standout 

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Lucia, her 


and their escorts will enter 
the chapel to an ancient hymn 
and read an adaptation of the 

"I've never been selected for 
anything like this," said Nelson, 
who is Saint Lucia's escort. "It 
really is an honor to have been 
recognized by my peers." 

Each of the chosen students 
will carry a candle, and after 
reading from their provided 
script, they will place and light 

their candle on Lucia's wreath. 

Bode, representing Saint 
Lucia, will be wearing the 
Swedish ceremonial 100-year- 
old wreath. 

Bode will take the stage once 
her candles are lit. 

She will then proceed to read a 
speech on how this ceremonial 
honor has touched her. 

"I've seen so many people 
before me be a part of this 
ceremony," Bode said. "It's 
a great honor to be able to 
represent someone such as Saint 

Saint Lucia is one of the few 
saints celebrated by members of 
the Lutheran Church. 

She is one of seven women 
commemorated by name in the 
Canon of the Mass. 

Lucia is known for bringing 
foods and drinks to Christians 
hiding in unlit tunnels during 
a time when Christians were 
persecuted for their religious 
beliefs and practices. 

In order to light her path, 
Saint Lucia wore a wreath of 
candles on top of her head. 

The Swedish ceremony pays 
homage to Saint Lucia, who was 
martyred on Dec. 13, 304 A.D. 

The Sankta Lucia Festival is 
free and is open to the public. 

The event is sponsored by the 
Office of Campus Ministry and 
the Scandinavian American 
Cultural and Historical 

AIDS victims and friends speak at CLU 

[RED, from Page 1] 

and also tested positive for the 

virus himself. 

An interactive performance 
entitled "Stereotypes, Myths and 
Stigma," was held by students in 
California Lutheran University's 
Sexuality and Society class. 

Straight Up Ventura County, a 
young adult acting troupe, helped 
them design their performance in 
reality improvisation and social 
theatre techniques. 

The night concluded with 
Keeping the Faith: a Candlelight 

Vigil on the Swenson Center 

Poets Jackson Wheeler, 
Stephanie Saindon and Soto 
presented their personal struggles 
through their poetry. 

"It represents something bigger 
than the event itself, and being a 
part of World AIDS Day brings 
me a sense of pride because I 
have a part in raising awareness 
about such a prevalent epidemic," 
Soto said. "This also hits close to 
home after losing an uncle to the 

Saindon and Soto were chosen 
for their personal closeness; both 
had uncles that passed away 
because of this virus. 

"People can just get HIV and 
AIDS from living an everyday 
life, and people still to this day 
are skeptical about that," Saindon 
said. "Poetry is a great way to 
get across a deeper emotion than 
just everyday words. Poetry can 
sting the heart and we really want 
people to step into Mart's and my 
shoes and feel the words, not just 
hear them." 

Photo by Danika Briggs- Staff Photographei 

World AIDS Day: Red balloons and candles were placed outside of the Swenson Center on the night of Dec. I. 

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Kwanzaa celebration honors African heritage and values 

Photo by Danika Briggs - StaffPhotographt 
Percussion: (left) The Masanga Marimba Ensemble performs at the Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 4. 
Joyful: (right) A female participant of Kwanzaa flashes a beaming smile. 

Christmas Festival concert ushers 
in the holiday season on campus 

Photo by Rebekah Kliewer • Photo Editor 
Rhythm: The CLU Choir pefroms "Noel" for an upbeat conclusion to their 2010 Christmas Concert 

Lilly Price 
Staff Writer 

By the time the CLU choir en- 
tered Samuelson Chapel on Fri- 
day night, it was standing room 
only at the Christmas Festival 

The sounds of the University 
Symphony welcomed in the 
crowd from the cold Decem- 
ber air as twinkling Christmas 
lights, hanging on the trees out- 
side lit the way. 

Holiday wreaths decorated the 
walls and Christmas trees stood 
at the doors as guests were ush- 
ered to their seats in the festively 
adorned chapel. 

As the symphony finished, the 
CLU's Choral Ensembles were 
led in by Conductor Dr. Wyant 

As the lights dimmed, the choir 
lined the aisles and their voices 
filled the chapel as they opened 
with their very own composition 
by Dr. Mark Spraggins, "My Soul 
Magnifies the Lord." 

To get the audience in the 
holiday spirit, the choir asked 
the audience to stand and join 
them in singing "O Come, All Ye 

The Women's Chorale went on 
to perform a "Ceremony of Car- 
ols" by Benjamin Britten, includ- 
ing " Wolcum Yole," "There is No 
Rose," "As Dew in Aprille," "This 
Little Babe" and "Deo Gracias." 

The choir typically has around 
18 rehearsals, or just over a 
month, to prepare for each con- 

Adding to this already difficult 
task, this past weekend's per- 
formances by the choir tackled 
multiple languages in their song 

The program included songs 
sung in Italian, African languag- 
es and Latin. 

"It's really hard because we 
have to learn so many different 
languages for our concerts, but 
it's all so worth it in the end," 
choir member Ty Flemming 
said. "I can't say enough good 


enrick Gjertsen 
Staff Writer 

things about Dr. Morton and 
his patience and perfection as a 

With their reputation and 
commitment to excellence, it's 
no surprise that each perfor- 
mance was full of people eager 
to hear the sounds of the CLU 

"I've come every year since I 
was a freshman," senior Molly 
Clancy said. 

Clancy raved about the pro- 
gram and how beautiful the 
night's performance was, ex- 
plaining how amazing the choir 
here on campus really is. 

The Kingsmen and Regal 
Quartets set the audience into a 
Christmas mood as they put on 
a special performance of "Jingle 
Bells," "Silent Night," "Mr. San- 
ta" and "The Christmas Song." 

To close the night, the choir 
swayed to the African style beats 
of Todd Smith's "Noel" and end- 
ed by singing "Hark! The Herald 
Angels Sing" with the audience. 
[See Concert, Page 6] 

The African holiday Kwanzaa 
was celebrated at CLU in the 
Soiland Recreation Center on 
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. till 
2 p.m. 

Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated 
from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 annually 
by millions of African-Ameri- 

The Kwanzaa festival at CLU 
was sponsored by the Multi- 
cultural and International Pro- 
grams, Black Student Union, 
NAACP Saturday School and the 
Afro-Centric Committee of Ven- 
tura County. 

The program was rich with cer- 
emonies that revolved around 
the history of Kwanzaa and liba- 

There were spoken word per- 
formances by the Poetry Slam 
and performances by the Masan- 
ga Marimba Ensemble and chil- 
dren of NAACP Saturday School. 

John R. Hatcher III, president 
of the Ventura County Chapter 
of the NAACP, was in attendance 
of the celebration of Kwanzaa. 

"I have been part of the Kwan- 
zaa holiday for 27 years, and it 
is rewarding being here with a 
lot of nice people and also for 
the children that get to socialize 
in an adult environment, giving 
them ideal awareness," Hatcher 
said. "This holiday event is a way 
to reach out to all and is open to 

Kwanzaa has five themes: rela- 
tionships, responsibilities, con- 
nections, family and love. They 
sum up the overall meaning of 
what this holiday is about. 

CLU has many programs that 
celebrate different holidays and 
religions throughout the semes- 
ter. Events like Kwanzaa cer- 

tainly provides students with op- 
portunities to not only educate 
themselves but also experience 
diverse cultures and celebra- 

"This is an outstanding pro- 
gram where CLU has opened 
and shown their own culture 
with people in the community 
noticing what is happening 
here," Hatcher said. 

The participating institutions 
invited vendors to offer all kinds 
of African merchandise and cre- 

African carvings and rare Af- 
rican arts and artifacts were on 
display for sale. Food was pro- 
vided by the Ventura County 
Afro-Centric Committee. 

"I enjoy working with Multi- 
cultural Programs because I love 
to be at these cultural events," 
said freshman Vim Iglesia, a 
volunteer at the event. "A lot of 
students have much to do these 
days, but I wish more people 
would have come and experi- 
enced this event." 

He also appreciated the efforts 
vendors had put into bringing 
their products to the event. 

Although attendance wasn't 
high, it did not take away from 
the hard work done by the orga- 
nizers. The event awarded every 
attendant with a celebration of 
unity and love. 

"This is the biggest event the 
Black Student Union has on its 
agenda. We started working on 
Kwanzaa at the beginning of the 
semester till now," said senior 
Victor Jones, co-president of the 
Black Student Union. "1 believe 
having secular holidays makes 
us celebrate and come together 
as one, helping to promote soli- 
darity. Anytime most of the peo- 
ple are gathered together as one, 
it is always a success." 

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December 8,2010 

Student Philanthropy Council programs to benefit Annual Fund 


anna Halldorsdottir 
Staff Writer 

On Dec. 3, the Student Philan- 
thropy Council at CLU hosted 
the second Philanthropy Phriday 
of the semester, with the goal of 
helping spread the word about the 
council and its work. 

A booth was set up by the flag- 
pole. Students who passed by not 
only had the opportunity to learn 
about philanthropy but were also 
invited to send their friends Ex- 

These Scantrons and pencils will 
be delivered to recipients before 
finals. Over a period of five hours, 
more than 200 students stopped 

"I definitely like the Philanthro- 
py Phridays because it gives us a 
chance to interact with students," 
said senior Morgan Schneekluth, 
member of the executive board of 
the SPC. "We are actually show- 
ing them firsthand what we do." 

According to executive board 
member Chelsea Toston, one of 
the big problems that the council 
faces is that students don't always 
understand what the SPC is all 

The mission statement of the 
SPC states that its goal is to "pro- 
mote awareness, to instill greater 
appreciation for the philanthropic 
spirit throughout the CLU com- 

munity and to enhance and im- 
prove the future of this univer- 

The SPC works closely with 
University Advancement in help- 
ing raise awareness for the impor- 
tance of the CLU Annual Fund. 

CLU graduate Laura Mason, 
assistant director of the Annual 
Fund, oversees the work of the 

According to Mason, tuition 
only covers about 85 percent of 
the cost of students' education. 
The remaining 15 percent comes 
from donations made to the CLU 
Annual Fund. 

"We raise money from alumni, 
parents, friends, even students to 
help bridge that gap and make an 
education possible for everyone," 
she said. 

To celebrate philanthropy at 
CLU, the SPC is planning to hold 
the first annual Tuition Free Day 
on March 9 when approximately 
85 percent of the school year has 

Next semester, the council will 
continue hosting monthly Philan- 
thropy Phridays as well as plan- 
ning various other events, such as 
restaurant fundraisers. 

Mason says it is important to 
inform students about the impor- 
tance of donating to the CLU An- 
nual Fund. It not only helps the 
school but also increases the value 

of students' degrees. 

She notes that the US News and 
World Report considers student 
and alumni support when it cal- 
culates its rankings. 

Higher national rankings attract 
more corporate and foundation 
gifts that can help improve the 
school's programming and posi- 
tively affect its reputation, which 
in turn makes its degrees more 

Donations of all sizes are en- 
couraged, as every dollar helps 
the Annual Fund support CLU 
and its programs. 

Students interested in joining 
the SPC can fill out applications at 
the beginning of each year. 

Schneekluth notes that even 
though the application might 
seem intimidating to some stu- 
dents, its main goal is to make sure 
that students sign up for the right 
reasons. "You should want to help 
the school" said Schneekluth. "A 
lot of people just come out and 
want to have a trillion clubs on 
their resumes, but we are actually 
trying to do something big here." 

Sophomore Lauren Sener, ex- 
ecutive board member, enjoys be- 
ing a positive influence on campus 
and says that being on the SPC "is 
something positive to do to give 
back to the school." 

To learn more or to get involved, 

Pholo by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographei 

Encouragement: Junior Sierra Ronning writes an Exam-O-Gram to her 
friend white Morgan Schneekluth sets up in the background. 

Volunteering helps to spread the holiday spirit 


anna Halldorsdottii 
Staff Writer 

For many, the holiday season 
means gathering loved ones, over- 
indulging in food and exchanging 

But during the month of De- 
cember, there are also various 
opportunities to help spread the 
holiday joy to those who are less 

Volunteering during the holi- 
days can be a rewarding and ex- 
citing experience, according to 
Tolaru Finley, a captain at the Sal- 
vation Army in Ventura. 

Marisa Lopez, director ot Vol- 
unteer Ventura County, notes that 
one of the reasons why people 
don't volunteer is because they 
don't believe that there is a need 
for them. 

According to her, this is not true 
as there is a great demand for vol- 

"Just for the holidays alone there 
are 29 different organizations ask- 
ing for your help," Lopez said. 

In Ventura County, the Salva- 

tion Army is looking for volun- 
teers to assist with many of their 
holiday programs. 

On Dec. 18, volunteers are 
needed to help set up a Toy and 
Joy Shop at the Ventura Fair 

At the Toy and Joy Shop, parents 

who cannot afford Christmas gifts 

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Captain of 
Salvation Army 
in Ventura 

Dec. 20 and 21, 
and will also 
need volunteers 
on those days 
to help parents 
pick out gifts, 

to restock and hand out food bas- 

Finley said that this is a wonder- 
ful opportunity to get educated 
about poverty in the community. 

"People see that (those who use 
this service) are just like you and 
me; they just happen to be down 
on their luck this year," she said. 

"You can really see that they are 
grateful for just every little thing 
that they are able to get. It just 
warms your heart so much; it just 
makes you want to do more." 

There is also an ongoing need 
for volunteers to participate in the 
Salvation Army's Red Kettle Pro- 
gram. Volunteers will ring bells 
and collect donations that will 
be used by the Salvation Army 
throughout the year. 

"The change that goes into that 
kettle helps change lives in Ven- 
tura all year," said Finley, who also 
noted that bell ringing is an excel- 
lent way to meet people within 
the community. 

The Children's Services Auxilia- 
ry will have a toy store similar to 
the one provided by the Salvation 
Army, where gifts are distributed 
to caregivers of abused, neglected 
and needy children throughout 
Ventura County. 

A Giving Tree had been put up 
in both the Pacific View Mall and 
The Oaks Shopping Center, where 
shoppers can drop of gifts. Volun- 
teers will be needed to accept do- 

nated gifts until Dec. 21. 

Those who enjoy arts and crafts 
can help make Christmas table 
centerpieces on Dec. 13 and 14 for 
agencies that serve holiday meals 
in need. 

Other volunteer opportuni- 
ties include decorating houses in 
Heritage Square in Oxnard, run 
ning in the Santa to the Sea half 
marathon, helping with a Holiday 
Party in support of Amigo Baby 
and distributing gifts with catho- 
lic charities in the area. 

For more information about 
volunteering visit www.volun- 


• Dec. 8: Set up a Toy and 
Joy Shop at the Ventura Fair 

• Dec. 8-21: Drop off gifts at 
the Pacific View Mall and The 
Oaks Shopping Center. 

• Dec. 20, 21: Restock and 
hand out food baskets at Toy 
and )oy Shop. 

Holiday concert 
gives cheers to 
Christmas spirit 

[Concert, from Page 5] 

The choir received a standing 
ovation, and Samuelson Cha- 
pel buzzed with the voices and 
laughter of the audience. 

Families gathered, pictures 
were taken and flowers were 
given as the choir made their 
way out into the well-entertained 

"I was really impressed by how 
they all sounded; they all have 
such incredible voices," junior 
Megan Schrader said. 

This is another successful year 
for the CLU Choral Ensembles, 
after their trip to Italy last spring 
and their well-attended concerts 
this year. Next spring, the choir is 
headed to New York City, where 
they will sing in Carnegie Hall. 

You can find the CLU Choral 
Ensembles performance sched- 
ule on their website at calluther- The music depart- 
ment will kick off the new year 
with the Faculty Chamber Music 
Performance on January 23. 

December 8, 2010 

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'Twas the Night incorporates skating, traditional activities 

Photos by Brad Yajima - Staff Photographei 
Gliding: (above) Vie surface of the skating rink is plastic, which makes it difficult to skate. 
Warm and fuzzy: (below) Particpants crowd the SUB for arts and crafts and pictures with Santa. 

Tis the season to light the menorah 


ristin White 
Staff Writer 

On the CLU campus, many stu- 
dents choose to spend the holiday 
season by listening to holiday mu- 
sic and decking the halls with red 
and green decorations. 

However, other faiths and holi- 
days of cultures with rich histories 
are also explored. 

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday 
that is celebrated by many people 
globally; it takes place for eight 
days around late November to late 
December. Hanukkah is often cel- 
ebrated with singing, feasting and 
exchanging gifts. 

"Hanukkah celebrates the victory 
of the Maccabees over the Greeks. 
The Maccabees were greatly out- 
numbered, so it was no small 
victory that they won," said Kelli 
Campa. president of the Hillel 
Club, the Jewish Club and Organi- 
zation on campus. 

Hanukkah also celebrates the re- 
dedication of the Holy Temple in 
Jerusalem during the Maccabean 
Revolt. It is told that the temple 
only had enough olive oil to light 
the eternal flame for one day but 
it miraculously stayed lit for eight 
days and nights, giving them time 
to make more oil. 

"My favorite part of Hanukkah is 
the eighth day when we get to light 
all the candles," Campa said. 

Each evening of Hanukkah, one 
candle on the menorah is lit with 
a special blessing. The menorah is 
a candle stand with nine candles, 
the middle one higher than the 
others. The middle candle is lit for 
the purpose of lighting the others. 

Traditional foods prepared for 
this holiday are jelly-filled dough- 
nuts called "sufganiyot" and potato 

pancakes called "latkes". 

The dreidel is also part of this 
Jewish holiday tradition. Campa 
describes it as a four-sided top 
that spins. It is used by players in 
a game, and the outcome depends 
on what side the top lands on. 

If it lands on gimel, the spinner 
gets the whole money pot. If it 
lands on hei, the spinner gets half 
the money pot; if the top lands on 
shin, the spinner has to give up 
one to the money pot; if it lands on 
nun, nothing happens. 

It can be fun for families to play 
with pennies or candy. 

"I was really nervous coming to 
CLU because I did not know if it 
was super religious or not. How- 
ever, as I found my niche, 1 real- 
ized that CLU is open to everyone," 
Campa said. 

Lutheran ideas are expressed at 
California Lutheran University, but 

all students are encouraged to ex- 
plore different religions and faiths. 

"I attend chapel and Common 
Ground because 1 want to explore 
my faith" Campa said. "I love the 
fact that the pastors are willing 
to work with everyone's faith and 
that everyone is accepting of each 

There are approximately 13-14 
million Jews in the world and 
about 80 percent of them live in Is- 
rael or the United States, according 

CLU's observance of the Jewish 
Festival of Lights begins at sun- 
down with the lighting of the can- 
dles on the menorah. Hillel Club is 
putting on the celebration on Dec. 
8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

"There will be food and prizes so 
everyone should come to experi- 
ence new cultural and religious as- 
pects," Campa said. 

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California Lutheran University 
students gathered in the Student 
Union Building Friday, Dec. 3, to 
celebrate the holiday season at 
the 'Twas the Night event put on 
by CLU s Programs Board. 

"CLU is a big family, and this 
feels like getting your whole fam- 
ily together to celebrate Christ- 
mas," sophomore Steve Oster 

In the SUB, there were carolers 
singing to bring out the Christ- 
mas spirit in everyone in atten- 

Among various activities pro- 
vided for students was decorat- 
ing gingerbread cookies with 
red and green frosting, rainbow 
sprinkles, chocolate chips and 
other treats. 

Students participated in deco- 
rating ornaments and writing let- 
ters to Santa for the Make a Wish 

Hot beverages, such as hot 
chocolate and five different fla- 
vors of hot tea, were provided for 
students to warm their bellies on 
the cold night. 

"One of the activities I enjoyed 
more this year than in the past 
years was the ornament making," 
senior Kara Rogers said. "The or- 
naments looked cooler, and I had 
a lot more fun making it." 

Outside in the pavilion, there 
was ice-skating and karaoke. 
Many students were disappoint- 

ed that there wasn't any snow or 
carriage rides as there had been 
in past years. Both activities were 
favorites of the students and 
brought big crowds. 

"I liked when the event was 
called Christmas Chaos, when 
there was snow," senior Antonio 
McNeil said. "It was a lot more 
interactive when they had snow, 
and I noticed that not very many 
people were ice-skating." 

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December 8, 2010 


Recent changes in airport security seek to promote safety 


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The holidays are upon us, and 
with all the hustle and bustle, 
people seem to be swarming 
everywhere, and the chaos only 
seems to multiply, especially at 
the airport. 

Most CLU students have 
experienced the "joys" of flying. It 
is the ultimate game of "hurry up 
and wait." 

Driving to the airport, checking 
in, going through security to then 
waiting, sometimes for hours, if 
your plane is delayed. 

On the off-chance that you 
schedule it perfectly so you arrive 
with enough time to check in, 
grab something to eat or drink, 
then jump on the plane to maybe 
an exciting destination, there is 
still the problem of going through 
airport security. 

Normally, security demands 
taking off your shoes and 
placing all baggage, coats and 
metal objects in the trays for 
the conveyor belt so they can be 
scanned separately and more 

However, the TSA airport 
security recently installed new 
machines that show more of a 
persons physical body. 

These are full -body X-ray 

machines, which some people say 
violate the privacy of their bodies. 

In November, Gary Fielder filed 
a lawsuit in Denver. 

He filed "more than a month 
after he, his two daughters, ages 
9 and 15, and a family friend 
underwent a TSA pat-down in 
San Diego," according to the LA 

"Fielder's lawsuit claimed the 
pat-downs were 'disgusting, 
unconscionable, sexual in 
nature' and in violation of the 
Constitution's protections against 
unreasonable searches," according 
to the LA Times. 

However, his goal in filing his 
lawsuit was to end pat- downs 
in airports for Americans, and 
only have non-American citizens 
undergo them. 

He feels this is fair because "no 
American has been accused of 
threatening commercial airliners 
with explosives," according to LA 

The fact that an American is 
completely against security agents 
doing their job to secure our 
flights and safety greatly bothers 

I do not understand why Fielder 
does not believe Americans could 
cause damage just as much as 
any other person of a different 

Although the machines would 
replace pat-downs, there is much 
debate about whether peoples 
privacy is affected with these new 
machines. A poll actually shows 

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that the majority of travelers 
prefer the new technology four to 

"Although some civil rights 
groups allege that they 
represent an unconstitutional 
invasion of privacy, Americans 
overwhelmingly agree that 
airports should use the digital 
X-ray machines to electronically 
screen passengers in airport 
security lines," according to the 
new poll provided by CBS News. 

The poll shows that 81 percent 
of people prefer the new system, 
whereas 15 percent of people do 
not agree with it and only four 
percent answered unsure. 

After the 9/11 attacks, people 
of ethnic backgrounds started 
feeling more pressure going 
through airport security because 
of their race. 

"While the TSA has 
implemented new security 
measures, it does not single out 

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individuals based on their ethnic 
or racial backgrounds," according 
to CBS News. 

Although this new system can 
show more physical features of a 
person, it does not single out any 
one person for any reason, such as 
ethnic background. 

Perhaps this new system will be 
more acceptable for Fielder. 

As I see it, its a wonderful tool to 
enhance our security and safety in 
all our travel adventures. 

Handmade gifts are where the heart is this holiday season 

To save some 
money, students 
are opting to make 
and bake gifts 

It's holiday season again, and it 
seems to me that around this time 
of year everything gets pushed 

Time speeds up, and it feels like 
right when you think you are 
finally coming out of your food 
coma, your feet hit the ground 
running, trying to get decorations 
for the holidays, planning the 
perfect menu and buying gifts for 
your loved ones. 

However, due to the economy, 
many people had to cut back on 
their holiday spending, from 
downgrading the quality and 
quantity of food to the kind of 
presents they buy. 

Many people have resorted to 
making their gifts instead of going 

out to buy them. 

"The economy has affected 
people to where they might have 
lowered spending on gifts, and 
some might have even started 
making their own," senior Pritan 
Sherstha said. "After all, it is the 
thought and love that counts, and 
the best things in the world are 
not things. As long as family and 
friends are around, everything 
will be good." 

Although Sherstha believes it is 
the thought that counts, he sticks 
to buying presents,. 

"I don't make holiday presents 
because I am not very good at 
them, u nless someone wants 
burnt cookies," Sherstha said. 

Seemingly, baking cookies 
seems to be the go-to presents 
during the holiday season . 

"Baking makes me feel like 
the holidays are just around the 
corner," 1 8-year-old Gabrielle 
Symons said. "I love to make 
things because it feels more 

Symons is not the only one 
who typically bakes during the 

"My mom, sister and \ bake 

cookies to take to our friend's 

house," 22-year-old Elizabeth 

Feiner said. 

For me, I love this time of year. 

Although it is a little chaotic, I love 
planning things for the holidays. 

I have always loved making gifts 
instead of buying them. 

I'm not really big on materialistic 

When my loved ones always ask 
me what I want for Christmas, 
unless I really need something, I 
normally tell them to just get me 
"something from your heart: a 
letter, a handmade picture frame 
or something that reminds them 

of a memory we shared.'' 

The way that I receive gifts is the 
same way I give them. I don't like 
to give gifts that have no meaning 
to them. 

I believe by either making 
something or writing a nice letter, 
it will mean more to the receiver 
of the gift and show them that 
you put more thought, time and 
love into it. 

However, if my friend really 
needs something or wants it and 

their personal circumstances do 
not allow them to get it, I would 
find a way to get it for them. 

"I really do like making gifts 
rather than buying them," 
22-year-old Paige Beckerle said. 
"It is so much easier to go buy 
something from the store than 
to make someone a gift, but it 
means more when you make one. 
If I don't have the time this year 
to make any, I usually make a nice 

December 8, 2010 

the Echo 

OPINION - Page 9 

Winter housing is not 
merry and bright 

Some students can ' 1 ; ea " y ar ^ e ™* * at; tt is 

completely understandable. 
PD llOTTIPlp'sS ^ n *^ e omer nan< i, it can be 

& quite pointless if students are in 

"for tl"16 South Hall, for example, and they 

needed to move all their stuff to a 

hol i dcWS na ^ t ^ iat * s next door. 

From what I have been told, 
California Lutheran University 
will be paying North Hall 
residents $5 a day toward their 
student accounts if someone is 
living in their room. 

So, get out your calculators, if 
you need to, and do the math to 
see how much that would end up 
being at the end of winter break. 

If you're going to pay students to 
make it seem like things are even, 
at least make the money you're 
giving them in cash or a check. 

I wouldn't mind someone living 
in my room because all 1 have to 
do is take all my valuables home, 
and I don't really have that much 
stuff in the first place. 

But, there are those who have 
tons of stuff and live out of state 
and can't afford storage. It just 
puts them in an inconvenient 

Even though the school does 
let students know that North 
Hall will be used by student 
athletes during winter break, 
some students didn't even have 
a choice; it was either North Hall 
or nowhere to live because of the 
lack of rooms available. 

So what about those students 
who aren't playing a sport or 
living in Mogen, Grace or Trinity 

Well, the dorms will be closed 
down for winter break, so they 
will have to work something out 
for their living situation. 

I wouldn't doubt if CLU would 
help them out if they needed 
somewhere to stay, since they 
can be really helpful at times; key 
words: at times. 

Anyway, 1 hope everyone has a 
safe and fun break . 

I hope you all enjoy the time we 
have off of school while it lasts. 

After finals are over, packing 
begins and everyone goes home 
for the long anticipated winter 
break to spend time with their 
family and friends, right? 

Well, unfortunately, not every 
student will go home, for whatever 
reason. Whether it's because 
of financial reasons, sports or 
previous job commitments, not 
everyone has that opportunity. 

So where exactly do these 
students stay? 

Well, for the sports teams 
staying over winter break, such 
as basketball and the swim team, 
they will move into North Hall, 
unless they are already living in 
Mogen, Grace, Trinity or off- 
campus, of course. 

That means students living 
in North will have to move out 
almost everything because there 
will be students living in their 
room during winter break. 

Although some don't mind, 
others may find it quite 

"I don't know if I trust someone 
living in my room with my stuff 
here, so I'm taking everything 
with me over break regardless if 
there might be someone living 
here or not," sophomore Bente 
Larsen said. 

So why can't the student athletes 
who will be here over break stay 
in their own dorm? 

Well, there are too few RA's on 
campus during the holiday, and 
it is simply a safety issue. You 

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Make a resolution for a new you 

Students disagree 
on best approach 
to life changes for 
the new year 

A new year is upon us, and I 
cannot help but question what 
my resolutions will be. 

As I think back to last year 
around this time, I question 
whether or not I have changed. 

Did I get all "A's"? Were my 
goals realistic? Do New Year's 
resolutions actually work? 

When talking to sophomore 
Alisha Monroe, she said, "I think 
it makes more sense to set goals 
instead of doing it just because it's 
a new year." 

I disagree. I think that New 
Year's brings exciting moments to 
all individuals. 

A new beginning, a second 


How many chances do we get 
to reinvent ourselves? How many 
times do you look forward to a 
new year to do something new? 

Still, senior Morgan Schneekluth 
agrees with Monroe. 
££ Schneekluth 

says, "It 

I make a list depends on 
of 25 things the resolution. 
before Jan. 1 if you set a 
for character schedule yes, if 
development you don't, then 
and learning n0 because 
from if t he goal is 

mistakes, and something you 
I typically are passionate 
complete about, your 

20 of the 25 passion will 
things each drive you." 
year. I believe in 

one's passions 
Rebecca Cardone an d dreams. 
Sophomore After all, this 

is why every 
person has goals, because we are 
passionate about the success of 
that particular thing. 

Yet, I'm not a schedule person; I 
achieve things as time allows. 

However, Schneekluth is not 
the only person who seems to 
believe that sticking to a schedule 

definitely works. 

Sophomore Rebecca Cardone 
takes a practical approach as well. 

She said, "I make a list of 25 
things before Ian. 1 for character 
development and learning from 
mistakes, and I typically complete 
20 of the 25 things each year." 

So like Monroe, Schneekluth 
and Cardone, set a goal, if it 
pleases you. 

Complete steps that will put you 
closer to your dreams and enjoy 
the success. 

Or be like me and let the 
newness drive you. 

Dance in the spontaneity of your 
decisions and don't put any stress 
on yourself to complete tasks. 

Let time be your friend because 
some things are worth waiting 

As I mentioned before, Jan. 1 is 
upon us. 

Have fun and get that new 
haircut, perform beautiful music 
with your friends, lose that 10 
pounds or gain that 10 pounds. 

I believe no matter how you 
reach your desires, New Year's 
resolutions do work. 

Sophomore Cydneye Denise 
Radley agrees saying, "If you're 
dedicated, then it'll come true." 


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Page 10 

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December 8, 2010 


Rings everywhere but not on these championship players 

laire Whitten 
Staff Writer 

Three fall sports at CLU— 
football, soccer and volleybal — 
finished their seasons with a 
SCIAC championship this year 
along with several successful All- 
SCIAC players. 

Regardless of the teams' success, 
rings for the championship will 
not be paid for by CLU, which is 
unable to supply the estimated 
$300 rings for the teams due to 
the high prices and large number 
of eligible players. 

However, these rings can be 
ordered and paid for by team 
members if he or she does wish 
to have a ring. 

"I feel that we deserve to 
get rings, especially this year, 
because we had the best record 
in program history," senior 
soccer player Alyssa Harris said. 
"Rings would be a sign and a 
daily reminder of how much we 
accomplished and how much 
the program can achieve in the 

California Lutheran University 
women's soccer had one of its 
best seasons to date, finishing 
with a SCIAC championship, 
which hadn't been achieved since 
2002, as well as 18 season-game 
wins this year, which is a first in 
the program history. 

The Regals had several standout 

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Championship Bling: Championship rings like these are not provided by CLU but may be purchased by the players themselves. 

players this season: senior Kristin 
Borzi and freshmen Anna Medler 
and Kristina Hulse made second 
team All-SCIAC, senior Brittany 
Clark and junior Kaitlin Walters 
made first team All-SCIAC and 
Sinead Vaughan received SCIAC 
Player of the Year. 

The Regals volleyball team had 
not won a SCIAC championship 
since 1999 also came out with a 
SCIAC title. 

The Regals also went undefeated 
this season, which had only been 
done four times in the program's 

history. Seniors Allison Kerr and 
Megan Thorpe and sophomore 
Jackie Russell all made Division 
III Ail-American teams this year. 
Junior Casy McWhirk made All- 
Region with them as well, and 
Kerr was named SCIAC Player of 
the Year. 

Football finished its second 
SCIAC championship in program 
history, both resulting in back- 
to-back championship wins. 

The Kingsmen had 11 

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Three football players also made 
second team: sophomore J.J. 
Gallagher, junior Gio Lapp and 
senior Jeff Miller. 

"There are NCAA rules on 
the monetary value of awards 
that a given athlete may receive 
as outlined by the NCAA, and 

we abide by those provisions," 
athletic director Dan Kuntz said. 

Even though the school is 
unable to fund these rings for 
CLU sports team now, junior 
volleyball player Jacki Richards 
stays positive. 

"Hopefully CLU will find a way 
to bring money in to help pay for 
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"Obviously, our sports teams 
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SPORTS -Page 11 

Nick Ballou captures 2010 small college championship 


hris Ramirez 
Staff Writer 

As the CLU men's tennis team 
prepares for the upcoming 
season, sophomore standout 
Nick Ballou is already in 
mid-season form, winning 
tournaments and gaining 
national attention with his 
strong play. 

During the off-season, Ballou 
won six straight matches en- 
route to the 2010 U.S. Tennis 
and Intercollegiate Tennis 
Association (USTA/ITA) Small 
College Regional Championship 
singles title in Claremont in 

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Senior tennis player 

He was the No. 5 seed in 
the event and won five of his 
six matches in straight sets, 
including the championship 
match, in which he defeated 
Alex Johnson of Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps 6-1, 6-2. 

Nearly two weeks later, he 
finished third at the National 
Small College NCAA Division 
III Men's Singles Championships 
in Mobile, Ala. by defeating 
Eric Shulman of Christopher 
Newport (VA) in the consolation 
final of the men's draw. 

Ballou's outstanding records 
are proof of the hard work that 
him and the team have put 
toward the upcoming season. 

"Those results mean a lot to 
me," Ballou said. "It feels great 
to win. Every practice I just try 
to get better and help this team. 
With our last practice coming 
up before the season, we are 
trying to fix anything that is 
technically wrong and keep 
up the hard work we've been 
putting in." 

The 21-year-old, who hails 
from Orinda, Calif, and attended 
Miramonte High School, where 
he was a five sport athlete in 
tennis, football, soccer, track 
and cross country, enrolled at 

Boise State University after high 

After a year at Boise State, 
he got a call from California 
Lutheran University head coach 
Mike Gennette and visited 
Thousand Oaks. 

Within minutes, he fell in 
love with the small, tight-knit 
community and transferred 
to CLU for the 2009-2010 
academic year. 

As a freshman, he earned first 
team All-SCIAC honors, as he 
posted a 17-4 singles record for 
the Kingsmen. 

Ballou had an impressive start 
to the season as he won 36 
straight matches in singles and 
doubles and he qualified for 
the NCAA Individual National 
Championships in singles and 

Along with doubles partner 
Andrew Giuffrida, the pairing 
was ranked as high as No. 1 in 
the West Region and made it 
to the National Championship 

He ended up finishing the 
2010 spring season with a 
national ranking in both singles 
(28) and doubles (4), according 

Coach Gennette admires his 
hardwork as both an individual 
and team player. 

"Nick has an unbelievable 
passion that makes him such a 
special player," Gennette said. 
"He is just a passionate person 
who is very competitive and 
loves tennis. He is constantly 
striving to get better, and his 
play has elevated the rest of the 
team. Tennis is the perfect sport 
for Nick because I think he loves 
the concept of the individual 
sport within a team sport." 

Ballou, who is a business 
marketing major with a minor 
in psychology, is eager for the 
season to start and has even 
higher goals than what he has 
already accomplished. 

"Our goal as a team is to get 
past the quarterfinals and into 
the final stages of the NCAAs," 
Ballou said. "We finished 
second in SCIAC last year with 
a 19-3 record, 7-2 in SCIAC, 
and I believe we have improved. 
Individually, my goal is to win 
the NCAA title in singles and in 

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December 8, 2010 

Kingsmen splash Tigers, Regals fall in home opener 

Aaron Fisher 
Staff Writer 

The 2010 CLU swimming and 
diving season went underway 
on Dec. 3, with the Kingsmen 
earning a 1 5 1 -72 victory over 
the visiting Occidental College 
Tigers, while the Regals nearly 
came away with a win in a 128- 
106 defeat 

Two freshmen newcomers 
helped the Kingsmen to victory, 
with a pair of diving wins from 
Hunter Drake and victories in the 
200-yard individual medley and 
100-yard breaststroke by Conrad 

"On both the mens and women's 
teams we have a really good 
incoming freshman class, and the 
future of this team is dependent on 
the freshmen and sophomores," 
CLU head coach Tom Dodd said. 

Sheffer pulled away in the 200 
during the breaststroke leg and 
won the 100 by nearly a full three 

After Occidental posted back- 
to-back event wins in the 1,000- 
yard freestyle and 200-yard 
freestyle, CLU's Quinn Smith 
won the 50-yard freestyle by .02 
and started the event win streak 
for the Kingsmen. 

California Lutheran University 
would go on to close the meet by 

winning the 100-yard butterfly, 
the 100-yard freestyle and the 
100-yard backstroke with strong 
performances from Kyle Eckhart 
in the butterfly (54.86), Grant East 
in the freestyle (49.40) and fonnie 
Pare in the backstroke (56.38). 

"We had been preparing for 
this meet all season and came out 
strong today," Smith said. 

The CLU Regals started the 
meet strong, receiving a victory 
in the 200-yard medley relay with 
a time of 1:56:92 behind the four 
newcomers Shelby Brooks, Kelli 
Miller, Laura Millet and Sarah 

This group was also the only 
one to break two minutes for the 
event. Millet went on to win the 
1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 

The Regals were without divers 
for the meet due to injury, 
essentially giving Occidental 
16 points while CLU was held 
scoreless for the event. 

The Regals headed into the final 
relay only down nine points; 
however, the Tigers just needed to 
finish one of the final two events 
without disqualification to earn 
the victory. 

"It was tough without our divers 
there, but we hung in there and 
competed until the end," Miller 


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Relay: Backstroker Jonnie Pari starts off the winning men's 200-yard medley relay versus Occidental. 

Distance: Laura Millet took first in the women's 1,000-yard free style. Dive: Freshman Hunter Drake extends into a backwards dive during the competition in Fridays meet. 


NFL Players Association advises players to save up 

Think about your typical 
Sunday afternoon during the fall; 
I bet the NFL is involved in some 
shape or form. 

Now imagine what those days 
would be like without football. 
Doesn't sound like nearly as 
much fun anymore, does it? 

But that awful thought is 
well on its way to becoming an 
unfortunate reality, as events in 
the NFL this week have brought 
us one step closer to a lockout 
next season. 

Letters were sent by the NFL 
Players Association to all players 
warning them to save their last 
three game checks in preparation 
for the possibility of the 2011 

season being cancelled. 

And the NFLPA is also filing a 
lawsuit against the league owners 
for charges of collusion, citing 
this past year's lack of activity on 
the free agent market as evidence. 

So it's pretty clear that the 
owners and players are not on the 
same page. And with the current 
collective bargaining agreement 
between the two sides expiring 
on March 3, the future of the 
NFL is very much up in the air. 

The issue, as always, is money. 
Under the current Collective 
Bargaining Agreement, players 
receive 59.6 percent of the 
revenue. Naturally, the owners 
want a bigger piece of the pie. 
And the players don't want to 
concede what they have worked 
so hard to get. Obviously, a 
compromise is going to have to 
be made somewhere. 

The biggest point of contention 
between players and owners is the 
possibility of adding more games 

to the schedule. Owners want 
an 18-game schedule because 
more games fill the stadiums and 
put more cash in their pockets. 
Players have remained steadfast 
that extending the season by two 
games will result in an increase 
in injuries 

of the 

owners, but bear with me. 
Running an NFL franchise costs a 
lot of money, suffice it to say. And 
that's before we get into building 
new stadiums, which owners are 
expected to help finance. When 
people don't show up in the 

stands, it ultimately comes out 
of the pockets of ownership. The 
NFL is a business, and the guys 
up top expect a nice payday for 
their services. 

Having said that, as a fan, it is 
almost impossible to not side 
with the players on this one. 
After all, it's not like we pay to 
see the owners playing a game of 
two-hand touch. People root for 
their favorite teams and players, 
not for ownership. By trying to 
force the hand of the players, the 
owners come off as greedy and 

And the impact of a potential 
lockout runs much deeper than 
a few disappointed fans. NFL 
teams are a huge part of local 
economies, and many cities rely 
on home games as an important 
part of their income. Thousands 
of jobs would be at stake, and it's 
not like the economy is doing so 
hot right now to begin with. 

This is going to hurt the players, 

too. Its hard to see this through 
your TV screen, but these guys 
are normal people with families 
to feed and bills to pay. Yeah they 
make a lot of money, but they 
also have to spend a lot of money. 
It's the nature of their lifestyle. 

As crazy as it sounds, players 
making a million dollars a year 
will find it very difficult to not 
work for a year. 

Both sides want this to be 
resolved before the March 3 
deadline because no one really 
wants to see the NFL go away for 
a year. Not the players and not 
the owners. I remain hopeful this 
is going to be a non-issue come 

So as the regular season of the 
NFL winds down, enjoy every 
moment you can with your team 
or favorite player. 

Although its almost impossible 
to imagine at the moment, it 
might be a long time before you 
see them on the field again.